I have lived here 25 years and have had it with the noise in Kaneohe, especially from my adjacent neighbors who have cars with altered exhausts and one with straight pipes. My entreaties to the DMV and police have gone nowhere over these years. At least one police officer is evidently friendly with the loud car owner because I've seen one over there admiring the illegal vehicle, not issuing a violation.
I have an decibel meter on my iPhone. I've measured to sound of the hot rod with straight pipes at 95 dB (A). The 2018 Mustang purred when it showed up a year ago. Within a month, the exhaust was altered so that it now produces 90dB (and probably more) and can be heard over 1/4 mile away.
I'm worn out by noise from cars, motorcycles, weed whackers, lawn blowers, fireworks, and VTOL aircraft, jets, and helicopters that can often be heard until late at night.
I'll let you know how my next and last jousting match with the police and DMV goes over these illegal cars. My days here are numbered.
Quieter O'ahu Response:
As you can probably tell from our web site we're in complete agreement. And you're right, HPD's record of enforcement of existing laws and statutes is no less than willful negligence. We recommend to neighborhood boards that they have their respective HPD District begin reporting each month to the neighborhood board how many noise and related citations are issued the previous month, and that the neighborhood boards hold HPD accountable for lack of enforcement when it is apparently the case. You might want to suggest to your Kaneohe Neighborhood Board that they do the same. Too, you have the right at neighborhood board meetings to ask the HPD representative WHY no citations have been issued after what appears to be numerous complaints on your part. Let them explain to you, your neighbors in attendance, and the neighborhood board why these obvious infractions aren't being cited.
Good luck on your crusade. We've added you to distribution list for noise and related information, and from time to time we will in the future begin email campaigns to our elected officials asking them WHY our laws go un-enforced day after day after day. Once elected officials understand that noise matters to O'ahu residents and that we will vote noise issues perhaps they will begin to act. We will also post your note, without name, to our blog so that others may benefit from your experience.