Friday, 5 June 2015

[Today] Noise pollution needs to be controlled too

Luckily, I do not have the problems faced by the writer of the letter “Don’t deprive neighbours of peaceful, smoke-free enjoyment” (June 3). However, I believe that many of us face noise pollution problems too.
One need not be living on the second storey to hear the blasts of a high- performance motorcycle or turbo-charged car.
I live on the top floor of my block, and recently, my family has been getting a wake-up call from a motorcyclist who seems to insist on going full throttle even though he is only leaving the car park.
It is especially tough when one has an infant at home. Would the authorities be able to do anything about the noise output of such vehicles in our densely-populated estates?