Memorial Day Motorcycle Mayhem


‘Every motor vehicle must be equipped with a muffler that prevents “excessive or unusual” noise.’

That is New Mexico state law, which also requires that motorcyclists wear helmets. But, as is painfully apparent on this overly-noisy Memorial Day weekend, these laws are not being enforced.

I don’t like it when people deliberately make “excessive or unusual noise”, as they pass by my home. And I bet you don’t either. To the unmuffled engine noise, one can add the music played on boom boxes that carries as far.  I see no reason why New Mexicans are being required to put-up with this assault on our senses.

There are laws on the books. Why, then, is “rolling thunder” tolerated? I intend to ask that question of my state legislator.

About Evensteven

I am a photographer and author, and live in Embudo, New Mexico, alongside the Rio Grande. I have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: The Grand: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447 I have also published six additional iBooks: 1. The Salt River: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-salt-river/id12449222822. 2. Coyote Buttes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/coyote-buttes/id1271773201 3. Four Cornered, the Land: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered/id1384038899 4. Four Cornered, The Rivers: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered-book-two-the-rivers/id1402287568 5. Rio Marañon: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered-book-two-the-rivers/id1402287568 6. Rio Grande: https://books.apple.com/us/book/rio-grande-new-mexico/id1469126321
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