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Stop whistles, accept results

Although I don’t have any statistics at hand, I am quite sure many hundreds, if not thousands, of people who live in East Spokane and the Spokane Valley scream at the continuous train whistles. At least have the desire.

At more than 80 trains a day, the train whistles in the suburban area have become nothing more than a constant and very irritating din. They are no longer an alarm. They are just noise.

If the scofflaws among us continue to run the stop signs, ignore the flashing lights and drive around the cross-arms to beat the oncoming train, why do those who continue to protect us from ourselves

think a train whistle will stop these irresponsible lawbreakers?

No tax money needed, just stop the whistles in the urban areas when there are so many trains. Let the irresponsible fend for themselves. The many thousands of us can then get some sleep.

Terry Thomsen


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