Subj: HB225 - Loud Pipes Do Not Save Lives
Aloha Representative Hashem,
We are beginning to spread the word to our site visitors and have established a petition similar to that opened by those in opposition to House Bill 225.
We note with interest that between the two bodies of opinion, those for and those against this bill, that those for the bill present the case, supported by credible scientific community evidence, of the damage this excessive noise causes to health and its impact on quality of life. Those in opposition are the very people that this bill would quieten because of their current illegal modification of the motorcycles, autos, scooters, and mopeds that are causing the noise. They typically argue for "their rights" without noting that this expression of their rights through excessive noise can only be fully appreciated at the expense of everyone else's right that are exposed to their hurtful noise.
Too, one of the standards cries of the motorcycle community is that "Loud Pipes Save Lives." It has been a favorite slogan of this community for years and they preach it as almost gospel to dispel criticism of what is otherwise blatant disregard for the rights of others under the cover of pseudoscience or, more correctly, non-science. To that end we believe you should see the opinions of the more responsible motorcycle community who strongly and knowledgeably disagree with the MYTH of "Loud Pipes Save Lives." These opinions can be found at the following website, including that of the President of Harley Davidson.
And the President of Harley Davidson:
Mahalo for your consideration of our support for HB225.