To the editor:

I’m tired of all the sirens and super loud horns at parades.

To be frank, the only time these sirens are acceptable is in emergencies.

The horns and sirens are loud so they can permeate the glass and insulation on modern cars.

When we are at a parade, we are being sonically assaulted by these with no protection on our ears. Our children do not need permanent hearing damage to celebrate any parade.

We should be able to enjoy a parade without sonic assault.

This complaint stems from being on Watson Street June 3 in the morning. While on my bike, the sirens were so loud that I had to stop the bike and cover my ears.

My child was on the bike as well and I had him protect his ears, too. The sound reverberated off the buildings and made it quite painful, all to celebrate someone graduating high school.

Parades and celebrations will not suffer if we put a moratorium on sirens and loud horns.

I believe it will make the festivities more enjoyable to not have ringing ears and a headache.

— Michael Buck

Ripon

(2) comments

Jennifer Krueger

I’m going to guess you’ve never been to a drag race or anything similar. Headphones the noise canceling ones or ear plugs work great.

Al Fresco

There would be more major issues in one's life than sirens blaring. Sad that something so insignificant upsets you.

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