Stuck with loud car alarms -- help me get sleep!
November 2, 2005 3:41 AM Subscribe
Do I have any real options in dealing with loud car alarms? (Short of taking a brick to the windshield, which is what I really
want to do.)
posted by Vidiot to Society & Culture (29 answers total)
I live in NYC on a usually-quiet residential street, but often at night a car alarm will go off for maybe 20 minutes straight, or a truck will rumble by and set off alarms on five or ten different cars simultaneously.
I'm planning to identify the offending cars and leave polite notes under the windshield wipers...which I'm sure will be ignored. The City Council speaker has specifically ruled out
banning loud car alarms, and I doubt I could get the NYPD to enforce the noise ordinance
. (Will calling 311 actually do
anything?) Am I doomed to waking up several times a night?
Also: has a car alarm ever
stopped a thief?