Reader Mail: Multiple Gripes
This regular 411 reader has to get some stuff off their chest. From useless fuel consumption to obnoxious motorcycle riders.
At least the weather will be nice this weekend!
“Hey Hoboken411, some gripes:
- I’m sitting studying near my window where I can see every car driving down Newark. I’m amazed at the abundant amount of Indian Way taxi cabs – empty taxi cabs – have driven by. It’s non-stop. I feel like they’re all driving to the mother ship for some convention. It’s like a mass exodus down Newark. It’s not only creating congestion but environmentally how many of these cars driving around non-stop all day looking for fares are contributing to air pollution. On top of which noise pollution? 99% of the time, they are the cars that always honk their horn when the car in front of them stops or slows down at an intersection. Does anyone know how many taxi medallions the city has?
We just don’t need this many taxis idling driving around the city.
- On a second note, is there a noise ordinance law? I cannot fathom why motorcycles are allowed to rev their “hogs” and make that ear-splitting noise. And the worst thing is, it’s not necessary – they do it just because! How many car alarms go off as a result? How many people have to put their hands over their ears when they drive by? Is there no enforcement on noise pollution in this city? Why are they allowed to make an incredible amount of racket when revving is not partial to the functioning of driving a motorcycle. It’s completely for effect. And this is allowed because?”