How come no action is taken on noise

Will someone please explain why heavy haulage vehicles here in Costa Rica seem to remove the baffles in their silencers and create as much noise as possible. Some motorcyclists do this also.

I live within a kilometer of the autopista, and sometimes the sound is quite deafening when an airplane is also landing at Juan Santamaria.

The Ministry of Health here has determined that this practice is a real health hazard. In Europe there are now severe controls on this anti-social and harmful behavior. It also detracts from Costa Rica’s stance as an environmentally aware nation. Why ??

James B Bottomley
Turrúcares de Alajuela

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