Darn Kids–Turn Down That Stereo!

One Ohio city is contemplating a law that we think might have some legs.  Apparently, car stereos being blasted at unreasonable levels are a bit of a problem in Lorain, OH–so the City Council has passed a new law that would increase fines for offenders, and give police the option of removing the stereo from offenders’ vehicles.  The mayor is considering the law now.

That’s right–if you don’t play by the city’s rules, they’re going to take your ball and send you home…or something like that.

Personally, as someone who gets rather annoyed when he’s forced to listen to the heavy techno bass of some douchebag who thinks spending more on his sound system than his vehicle while I’m enjoying a nice day with the windows down (or sometimes even with them up), I think this law makes sense.

Maybe not for first offenders, but if someone can’t take the hint the first time someone suggests turning down the noise…

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3 Responses to “Darn Kids–Turn Down That Stereo!”

  • SirWhoopass Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 9:52 am

    While I agree with the sentiment, I think there is something in the Constitution about unreasonable search and seizure. The idea being that the government cannot just take stuff from you without a trial proving your guilt.

    Although I’m pretty sure they didn’t think any part of this law through very much. How does an officer remove a stereo on a first offense? Grab a pry bar and smash the dashboard of the car? I’d guess the city may open itself up to some lawsuits with that.

    My solution is just to have a stereo that is louder than the kids. Eight-hundred watts of Johnny Cash!

  • The Guys Says:
    September 11th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    First offense might be harsh, yes. But after that, I think they’re just confiscating evidence.

  • Peter Says:
    January 25th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    What about their loud sirens, train horns, jack hammers, circular saws, lawn mowers, and exhaust from Harley’s, Fart pipes, and Hot Rods. They just want to pick on two groups- young kids and truck drivers with jake brakes. Maybe they should go after Mother Nature for the thunder sounds during lighting storms. Also will they confisicate the PA system of the high school football game if I can hear it from my house?

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