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Monday, February 15, 2016

"BEEP,BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP..!" 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #113)

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Obama Da Dog!
Kimo's world #113

BEEP,BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP...

The Para transit  bus which is for those over 60 and the mentally and physically challenged comes to the community I live numerous times a day. It is  a phenomenal service for the elderly and disabled, however  the backup beeper can drive the surrounding neighbors to madness and hysteria.



Safety as an excuse for backup beepers, "it's bull."  Did you know that  nobody on the public buses on Kauai wear seat belts besides the driver? The same is true of school buses, let's make beeping noises that drive people crazy with the high pitch frequency but not require our keiki to strap up? Really?
 Further reading on the negative effects of backup beepers
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3018517/
The beeping goes on for minutes and is at an obnoxious high pitch that can drive one to insanity...

Technology for a Quieter America, the National Academy of Engineering cited backup beepers as one of the six top noise sources people associated with behavioral and emotional consequences.

Commercial vehicles are required in Hawaii to have beeping  backup lights when the motor vehicle is in reverse.
Have they actually kept anyone who wasn't looking from harm? 
Or are they just another manifestation of "The Fearful, Litigious Society"? 

Let's see how you like it!  BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP..!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtjdTgRhTC4

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11 comments:

Jean Bornell said...

Via email;
THE PICKUP for DON did the backup NOISE - drove me nuts...
Don had no clue - don’t get OLD xoxoxoj

Anonymous said...

Check out the sound of the beepers!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtjdTgRhTC4

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

can we drop thousands of beep beep beep vehicles on North Korea 24/7 & sell them ear muffs to enrich the US treasury ?

Roger "Micah" Dean said...

Spot on, Kimo. Those beepers have evolved into a SAFETY OVERKILL that inflicts a shitload of social damage for an ounce of questionable help. ~Back to the drawing board; mankind can do better than this.

Pete Antonson said...

Now consider how you would never ever hear about a single one of the events avoided because of the warning. Why would you? They never happened!

KimoRosen said...

Exactly Pete!

Harmony Bentosino said...

There needs to be some sort of compromise because they really do prevent accidents. I have experienced it.

Anonymous said...

Great to hear, you are the first I have heard that it helped! Great! Care to share? smile emoticon

Harmony Bentosino said...

There was a bunch of us crossing Kam Highway at Pearl Ridge Shopping center in a cross walk, There was road work going on. All of sudden, I heard back up beeps & looked up to see a back hoe backing up close to the crosswalk! I shouted to the driver, "There are people behind you!", & he stopped in time. I also ran the opposite direction to get away & slipped & sprained my ankel, but that's another story.

KimoRosen said...

Cool, you may have saved a few people some major injury! Awesome! Mazol Tov!

Jean Bornell said...

how about the SENIORS van change their SOUND to what the
ice cream trucks used 70 years ago…
hold a vegan BBQ to raise funds to pay for new sound