To: OSHA Regional Office 230 South Dearborn Street, Room 3244 Chicago, Illinois 60604 (312) 353-2220, President Donald Trump, The Illinois State House, The Illinois State Senate, Governor J.B. Pritzker, The United States House of Represent...

Americans Say: "Create Alternatives To Ear-Piercing Backup Beeping".

STOP the ear-piercing-schrill of "Backup [Alarm] Beeping"

Why is this important?

National Academy of Engineering cited Backup Beeping-Alarms as one of the six top noise sources people associated with behavioral and emotional consequences. This noise pollution chips away at our public health, interfering with our immune systems, learning, and sleep, boosting stress hormones, and contributing to cardiovascular maladies, even at levels too low to cause hearing damage.


Reasons for signing

  • Noise pollution goes way beyond this one example. It's a major factor in degrading the quality of life in our urban environments. And even when it is illegal, law enforcement people tend to just shrug it off with no enforcement efforts.
  • At home and in the workplace, on weekdays and weekends, the beeping never stops. I assume the person who invented this alarm bribed or intimidated regulators into requiring it in all vehicles over a certain tonnage, and as a result this person is very, very rich. The noise pollution causes countless physical and mental health problems. OSHA, please stop the beeping.
  • Back Up Beeps are a scourge on society, PERIOD. Between those and the ridiculous overuse of too bright LED lights it's a wonder anyone can sleep anymore. The thing is if anyone is near the beeps when a vehicle is backing up will know they are so disturbing to the senses you really can't even focus on what's backing up for several seconds anyway. Way more disturbing than safe. Stop the %$#@ beeps.

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