There is something very powerful, impressive and head-turning about the rumble of a nicely tuned motor.
And any driver of a sports car or truck knows how to push that accelerator to open up those pipes and make it roar. Those drivers also know how to ease off the throttle and quietly roll down the street.
Your Clarksdale Press Register wants to address those drivers who like to put their foot in the carburator and rattle the windows.
You see Clarksdale has a noise ordinance and we are asking police to enforce it.
Again, we are not against anyone cruisin’ our streets and enjoying their ride, but opening them up in a residential neighborhood is both offensive and illegal.
And making that muffler scream between stop signs dangerous, as well as obnoxious to homeowners and taxpayers.
Loud pipes are especially offensive after the sun goes down. Police should take a very dim view on anyone making noise as others try to get a good nights sleep.
Your Clarksdale Press Register is asking our police department to crack down on this blatant disrespect for the law.
We want to point out those who break a simple noise ordinance may also feel they can break laws about illegal drugs and weapons in our community. A traffic stop might clean up several problems.
We hope our judges will carefully weigh the evidence for any citation written and fine those found disturbing the peace. The word about having to pay a fine of a couple of hundred bucks will soon get around and motorheads will wisely become more civil about their actions.
We also urge our Mayor and Board of Commissioners to always back our police, even on the little things like a traffic ticket and promote a standard that will make this community a peaceful place for homeowners.
Those who want to make some noise on our city streets should be shown some blue lights, a traffic citation and the inside of a Clarksdale courtroom.
Clarksdale has a crime and safety problem. Let’s start with something small.
Let’s make Clarksdale a safe and peaceful town for all.