As I write these words, directly across my street, two heavy-duty
gas-powered leaf-blowers, and one leaf vaccuum are going full blast -- and
it is about to blast me out of my house. Although this is the worst example,
not a day passes that I don't have to endure such noise.
For the life of me, I can't understand why the city and state requires
mufflers on cars, yet lets these monster machines make life intolerable for
anyone in earshot.
If anyone knows of an organization whose purpose is to bring pressure on
manufacturers to muffle lawn-equipment, please let me know. If no such
organization exists, I'd consider leading the charge to establish one.
Congressional action would be the best approach, but that's not likely.
However, if city councils can start to agitate by passing noise-control
ordinances, sooner or later the manufacturers would get the message.
I'd welcome any comments/discussion.