Dozens of times per day, along Veterans Boulevard (and no doubt other areas), a roaring, obnoxious vehicle with modified exhaust screams up and down, startling and disturbing anyone within a mile or more of that road. Anyone with a house or apartment close by must notice this.

As I write this Tuesday, I've counted literally dozens of excessively loud vehicles screaming up and down Veterans and across 40th Avenue.

Are there no existing (more importantly, enforced) laws regarding vehicle noise within city limits? What about decency and common courtesy? There are people working from home, napping, going about their daily business, etc., and being startled and annoyed by completely unnecessary vehicle exhaust systems that have been intentionally modified to be louder. With everyone quarantined at home, seemingly small things like this become especially taxing for peoples sanity.

West Fargo has city ordinances that appear to cover exhibition driving:

“Exhibition driving” means driving a vehicle in a manner which disturbs the peace by creating or causing unnecessary engine noise, tire squeal, skid, or slide upon acceleration or braking; or driving and executing or attempting one or a series of unnecessarily abrupt turns.

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I know these are trying times, but I think I speak for many peaceful and frustrated members of this area.