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Why not use Stillwater’s approach to ticketing engine-revving motorcyclists?

I’m a future resident of downtown, an advocate of more sidewalk dining, and a motorcyclist.

I’d like to see Northfield follow Stillwater’s lead and crack down on motorcyclists (as well as drivers of other vehicles) who come through downtown, deliberately revving their engines. Rather than trying to measure decibels, the cops ticket for the illegal exhaust modifications.

For more background on Stillwater’s approach, see this coverage: Strib editorial, WCCO, and Pioneer Press. For more on loud motorcycles, see Noiseoff and Noisefree America.

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