The Importance of Quieter Communities
When we are exposed to illegally loud vehicle noise – aftermarket exhausts, mufflers, sound systems – our bodies react. This causes minor issues like sleep loss and irritability, but can also lead to more serious risks like hypertension, loss of mental acuity, heart disease, and cognitive disabilities in children.
Building a Healthier Future
Reducing illegal vehicle noise in the communities we live in has multiple benefits – some immediately recognizable, and some which may not be apparent from the start – which positively impact health and wellness. A reduction in hypertension can lead to a decreased burden on health care, and improved cognitive function in our children can lead to an overall enhancement of opportunity.
Constituents are aware now, more than ever, of the positive impact which smart city technologies can have on their communities.
Additional revenue streams to the city allow new programs such as other smart city initiatives or any city objective which in turn creates a positive feedback loop for community enhancement.
Selected clinical studies into the effect of noise on the human body
Technology for a Quieter America - Recommendation to Develop and Deploy Technologies for Noise Control
Field Study on the Impact of Nocturnal Road Traffic Noise on Sleep
Road Traffic Noise and Incident Myocardial Infarction: A Prospective Cohort Study
Excessive Vehicle Noise - Impact and Remedies