Re: South Aus - Cars will get impounded for Loud Stereos
I like this bit:
"He said there was provision in the legislation for a person to seek damages if their vehicle was wrongly impounded."
Firstly, Rann is an idiot. He reckons hes gonna get votes here by targetting "criminals". He has a big thing on cracking down on crime, its been his trademark since hes been in power. Its one of those popular things that politicians do, political correctness etc. Fine, go for the murders, rapists, child molesters, the home invaders, car theives, etc....but motorists are being made to feel like criminals for everything they do these days...geesh!
Secondly, I would like to know who determines what is illegal levels of noise from the stereo of said car. How many decibels would be required for the driver to be breaking the law? And what range of sound? I mean, there's high pitch and there's bass, right? Bass can be just as annoying but not as loud, if I remember correctly. And from how far away from the car will these sounds not be tolerated? By Mr Policeman standing next to the car, or Mr Pedestrian or Mrs Granny in her little house? If Mrs Granny is a very light sleeper and the bass wakes her up, while waking no one else up, is it an offence? And just because Mrs Granny can hear it, does it mean it is too loud?
Are we gonna have decibel limiters on our car stereos now, in addition to rev and speed limiters??? Is driving under the influence of bass going to become an offence like drunk driving? Are we gonna get pulled over by the "bass bus" instead of the booze bus, and have machinery testing how loud our speakers are?
If so, lets just hope that they will stretch those laws further to make certain music illegal too, such as Britney Spears and her kind.
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