Reader Mail: Obnoxious Car Alarms
Hoboken411 reader Eric expresses his discontent towards car alarms and irresponsible owners. I have to say I rarely hear it, since I live in a well-constructed 1800’s brownstone. But what about newly constructed homes? What are your feelings about these disturbances?
I’m a VERY long time reader -I love the Web site as it helps keeps abreast of a wide variety of developments/happenings in town. Keep up that great job!
That said, an ever-growing issue that warrants ‘ink’ is car alarms going off during the wee hours of night. Indeed, I never understood how car alarms offer any sort of theft deterrent as everyone has one -and when they do go off they are simply ignored. However, it’s not so easy to ignore when they go off three nights in a row at 3:00 AM for a substantial amount of time (I live at Second and Park). Sure, we live in a very compact city where garbage cans get thrown around at night and/or an occasional drunk bumps into a car. But people, if you INSIST on having a car alarm please do us ALL a favor and adjust its sensitivity.