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Motorcyclists Feel Targeted By Brown County Noise Ordinance

A Brown County noise ordinance was updated last year, and about half the complaints since then have been from motorcycle noise.

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Motorcycles are a common site in Brown County, where motorcyclists often go for rides along its rolling hills the fall.

A Nashville noise ordinance is creating tension with the motorcycle community.

An article from colummbuzz.net claims that Nashville police are specifically targeting motorcyclists and ticketing them. The ordinance has been in place since the 1970s and was -updated last year to better define noise.

Brown County Vistor’s Bureau Director Jane Ellis says she doesn’t expect a loss of motorcyclists over the ordinance.

“This isn’t really an issue about the news ordinance it’s about the complaints coming in from the motorcyclists and how do we make sure that they still feel welcome,” she says.

She says since the ordinance update, 15 people received noise complaints, half issued for motorcycle noise.

Pit Bull Leather owner Gloria Dobbs says the ordinance is fair.

“It’s all about consideration some people are considerate and some aren’t, everybody should be considerate of each other,” she says.

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