New Yorkers have become exasperated by extremely noisy vehicles with modified exhaust pipes that terrorize residents, many of which blasted the NYPD’s laissez faire response.
The obnoxious sound of revving car engines and the distinct gunshot-like ‘pops’ of vehicles without mufflers gradually inundated the city’s five boroughs this summer – and residents have had enough.
‘Cars and motorcycles are completely out of control now that the cops are nowhere to be seen and there’s no traffic in Brooklyn,’ one person vented on social media in June. ‘It’s really dangerous and scary.’
It’s the latest blow dealt to millions of residents who stumbled through a tumultuous year defined by the coronavirus pandemic, and a summer overtaken by people launching a bevy of sleep-depriving fireworks and bouts of looting.
Meanwhile, the NYPD’s resources have been cut thin as their enormous budget was…