What could go wrong?
God I hate this state
Wow, what an awful idea.
Correct me if I am wrong but aren’t speeding laws in place because the faster a car goes the harder it is to control and therefore it is dangerous? And they want to startle these people?
This… is… an unbelievably terrible idea.
So, first of all, I have hyperacusis, and even normal-loud sounds can sometimes be physically painful for me. I have to bring earplugs for some social outings and worry about shit like sudden noises on the street.
Fuck people trying to use sound as some kind of compliance weapon as if “non-lethal” was the same as “harmless.”
Secondly, things like this will damage your ears physically, perhaps permanently. It is more likely to happen to someone like me who already has problems, but it’s still far from rare in healthy people.
You could get hyperacusis like me.
You could suffer traumatic and permanent hearing loss.
You could get tinnitus, permanently. A ringing in your ears which never ever goes away. (i have this too, btw, not fun!)
So sure, scaring people with noise is a bad idea, but I want people to understand that the noise cannons being brought into use by law enforcement in recent years are far, far, worse than that.