Friday, February 10, 2012

Driving, deafness along US 41

My hearing isn’t what it used to be, but this was ridiculous.
A few days ago I was driving north on US 41 and slowed for traffic, stopping at the light at 53rd Avenue West.
Moments later somebody’s sound system was pounding my pickup.
I couldn’t tell whether it was coming from the car in front of me or behind.
It was thundering.
The driver had to have been stone deaf.
Lord knows we all come across motorists whose wheels seem to be powered by subwoofer systems and they’re annoying.
This was overkill.
What brings it to mind is an ongoing Florida Supreme Court case involving a Clearwater attorney, then in his late 40s, who was pulled over and ticketed in 2007.
His car stereo was too loud, the officer said.
He was also playing a song by Justin Timberlake — definitely a violation for a grown man.

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