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What can be done about a idling car in a residential neighbourhood?

My neighbours teenaged son decided to move home and parks his car outside my house on the street. He does not drive it, just sits in it every hour or two pumping his music and smoking. It can be on idling for 45-1 hour at a time. Last night was at 1am and woke me up. I’m beyond frustrated!

What else can be done besides getting the courage to say something (and possibly putting a target on my back) help!!! It’s not the exactly the wueiested running sports car either….. 🙁

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  1. Call by-law and find out but I’m sure you can call in a noise complaint for anything after 11pm.

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  2. Jules Maria Jules Maria says:

    Don’t we have bylaws against this, call the non Emerg cop line.

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  3. Shaun Reveis Shaun Reveis says:

    If he doesn’t drive it, he probably isn’t registered. Check his plate for valid registration. Vehicles must be registered (and possibly insured). Otherwise if he never moves it report it as abandoned.

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  4. talk to the neighbor leave sa note in their mailbox or taped to front door. If no response then call bylaw. Vehicles are not to run more than 3-5 min-its a bylaw recently brought in-winter might have different time frame.

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  5. What another lovely example of how cowards are the reason government exists, as they’re too childish and infantile to grow up and take responsibility for creating change in the world, and are willing to use the state to force their will onto others. Don’t be mad at the kid, realize you’re mad at yourself for being one yourself.

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    • Steven Ross Steven Ross says:

      habaladubladada

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    • Amanda Mae Amanda Mae says:

      So then, what change are you creating? Are you actively fighting the forces that are stifling you? Or are you a typical conspiracy driven social media warrior who talks but has no action behind the words?

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    • A change of mind. The world is filled with a bunch of unconscious zombies that obey evil and prevent true freedom from being present on this prison planet of ours.
      I’ve had to break my glass house and relearn the world for how it is, and now I work at helping others do the same.
      I can tell by your response you haven’t read the linked PDF. If you’re not against learning, challenging your beliefs and understanding the world for how it is, you should give it a read.

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    • Amanda Mae Amanda Mae says:

      I’m fully aware of how things are. I spent many years consumed by the truth, and it’s honestly depressing and makes people hostile. I’m aware. I know what can realistically be done and I’ve moved my focus to just enjoying whatever life I have, while I have it. You’ll probably eventually hit that same point. Maybe not.. Some don’t, but most do.

      So yeah, not gonna read that. Cause frankly, I don’t care. 🙂

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    • Ah, of course. When you’re apathetic and don’t care, you become weak and can’t handle the pressure of the moral duty the truth puts onto you. That’s a shame, because a woman without a sense of true care is one of the big factors holding humanity back from freedom.
      Have fun with your hedonism, and being a part of the problem. Seriously, don’t be a hater just because you’re a quitter.

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    • Did anyone actually read that pdf? Holy shit – it reads like a manifesto posted on a red pill reddit by a 17 year old who still wears a duster and whose back pack is covered in anarchy badges.

      Sorry to disappoint you fella, but that was anything but mind blowing. Evidence to back up claims? What is that when you have opinion based rhetoric!

      It’s so damn contradictory too. It talks about how important it is to be moral without defining it’s definition of morality and immorality (other than GOVERNMENT BAD). It totally ignores that morality is subjective while acknowledging morality is informed by culture but it’s simultaneously wrong to adhere to cultural norms. So if your morality shouldn’t be influenced by the community and it’s self determined is it assuming people everywhere will develop the same concept of morality – just like that?

      What a joke. The whole paper is based off the premise that people would be inherently good without an authority structure (pfffft). Is that because people totally respected one another before the development of criminal justice? It’s not like criminality exists because people were running around being assholes leading to the discourse on free will clashing with an individual’s ability to reason. There are plenty of individuals who reject cultural norms in pursuit of their own beliefs – those neo-nazis sure acknowledge everyone is equal in their rejection of culturally informed morality – yup.

      Also you can’t say social and economic classes don’t exist while talking about the destitute as a collective. Also welfare exists to enslave us, don’t you know? Since the paper can’t decide if the impoverished is a thing, those who are disabled or fall on hard times are only that way because they haven’t realized their potential for freedom! So get up off your ass you lazy cripple, you don’t need support for shelter and food, you need the gumption to pick up a shovel and clear some sidewalks! You are really severely incapacitated by the limitations of your mind and body, it’s just the silly old government brainwashing you!

      Also, nice coded racist language. You know racism isn’t a thing? It was invented by the government and “thugs” to enslave others. Also society’s oppressed are the real slave masters! They control the doctrine of morality by controlling language! Hateful speech totally isn’t a thing, you snowflakes. It’s not like those in authority have used speech as a tool to dehumanize others. Oh, for the good ol’ days when you could throw around slurs and no uppity minority would try to impead on your liberty by calling you an asshole. (also, if ‘free’ people are inherently good why the hell are they using slurs?)

      Anyone who says few people questions authority has never been to the comment section on a political article.

      You can’t go around calling people culture sheep while saying their hedonistic, the two concepts don’t mesh. Wtf is this talk of hedonistic women anyway? Oh sorry thah sir, I wouldn’t want to look like a hedonist by talking back to ya sir.

      The whole damn pdf is the same arguments you find on incel pages when they scream about the government trying to tell them consent is mandatory and you can’t sleep with 13 year olds.

      tl;dr, Neighbour not liking being disturbed in the middle of the night has dick all to do with government complacency. They just enjoy sleeping. Try to be ‘woke’ on another topic.

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    • So how much of your family is part of law enforcement or the military? Also, instead of using ad hominem to attack the content, and poisoning the well, how about you refute central points made in the book?

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    • As far as the morality comment goes, educate yourself if you care to do that sort of thing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIEemKcy-4E

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    • No family in law enforcement or military. Maybe had some family fighting in WWI, don’t know. Just part of that non-existent working class.

      Ad hominem is saying “that sucks” without explanation. I mentioned/questioned the legitimacy of specific points in the article and addressed why they don’t hold up. Being sarcastic isn’t an ad hominem attack. Pointing out contradictions is not an ad hominem attack. Questioning the authors logic is not an ad hominem attack. Point out the use of racially coded language (look at mainstream media’s use of the word thug and try to argue there are no racial connotations) is not an ad hominem attack.

      It was not persuasive – it’s reasoning was flawed and narrow in scope while selectively ignoring human behaviour before the implementation of law. That is not an ad hominem attack, that is my assessment based on the reasons listed above. If I sound like I’m laughing at the article it’s because I am. I find it’s solution that all people would *suddenly* recognize everyone as equal without laws to be a ridiculous, unfounded stretch.

      You’re also super not in a position to cry ad hominem when you’re calling people sheep and hedonists for not agreeing with you. I’ve already given too much time to this, I’m pretty cool being one of those awful hedonistic women.

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    • And I’m sure being cool is all that matters to you. Also, the evidence is all around you, you just haven’t to take your head out of the ground and pay attention.

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    • Also, I never called anyone a sheep, and I didn’t call her a hedonist for not agreeing with me, I called her a hedonist for her statement that all she’s focused on is having fun. And you know, from my experience, it’s only people with deep guilt and shame issues that develop such strong moral relativism, and attack people who try to bring light onto the darkness of our world. What have you done for me to trigger you so badly with my self-righteousness?

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  6. On a public street there’s nothing you can do. At 1 am bylaw enforcement won’t be on. They will have to send someone either on O/T or a cop…please don’t waste police time for that. Next time you see your neighbor, mention it. Ask if they wouldn’t mind moving the vehicle and if the young man can keep the music down after 11 pm.

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  7. Download the 311 app. Take a photo of the car with your phone. Send it to 311 with the complaint.

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  8. Put a banana in the tail pipe

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  9. Just go talk to him. Most people are reasonable

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  10. Amy Teasdale Amy Teasdale says:

    instead of calling the cops and bylaw, and wasting all of their time over something so small, why not grow a pair and have an adult conversation? People respond better to talking than to call the fricking police over this.

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  11. Ashley Cragg Ashley Cragg says:

    Mind your business?

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    • Kim Barrett Kim Barrett says:

      If it wakes her up at 1am it kind of becomes her business

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    • Ashley Cragg Ashley Cragg says:

      theres bigger problems in the world. If she was that bothered about it she would go and talk to them. But instead she’s wasting her time posting about it here. Let the kid live his life. And if it’s infringing on your ability to live your life that much get off the computer, grow a pair, and go talk to your neighbours. Everyone’s calling by law and the police about everything these days. Since when are we a bunch of children that need the system to handle every little issue for us?

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  12. Kind of sad, now a days people don’t go up to the person involved and sort out the situation. How hard can that be?

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    • Have you been outside? Have you watched the news?

      People get shot and stabbed just for doing simple things like this.

      I don’t blame people

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    • Neighbours can be nasty. I wouldn’t start shit with someone you have to see everyday and they know where you live. You hear all the time about non stop feuds with neighbours

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    • Our system prevents people from really developing courage, and keeps people in fear, because that makes people dumb and controllable. Everything is hard when you lack courage, especially conflict resolution.

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    • I sure wouldn’t be asking either. I told my ‘neighbor’ to quit using my driveway. From then on it was nothing but threats, butts left for me, vehicles vandalized, crap all over my lawn. My roommate’s friends were harassed. Coincidence? I’ll phone police before I do that again.

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  13. Fuck lol id hate to have you as my neibour.

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  14. Tara Adams Tara Adams says:

    Grab a spine…and use your words…speak to the neighbor that offends thee. .or get over it.

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  15. Kristy Hedin Kristy Hedin says:

    I totally sit in my vehicle and smoke in the winter. 95% its running as well. So idk what to say about it . I cant smoke in the house , so im forced to my vehicle. . Just sayn . I also never play music in the van .. look at it from others points of view. I get youre pissed and annoyed, but like others have said , politely go up to the kid and talk to him , be nice about it . Short , sweet and respectful . Learn to lead , not follow..

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  16. it has to be moved every 72 hours. If it isn’t it can be towed. Also, loud at night is another bylaw issue if he is making a helluva racket. If not registered it needs to be removed from the street as well.

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  17. Squeeze a bunch of dear piss in the car. The smell is unbelievable!!! Buy it at wall Mart or can tire

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  18. Quit being a shitty neighbour and let him sit in his car if he wants. What’s it too you? Welcome to loserville, population, you.

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  19. Amanda Mae Amanda Mae says:

    I think you’ll have to just suck it up for the daytime. As for night time, just talk to him. Ask him if he could keep the music down after whatever time. You can talk to him without being an ass.

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  20. Your an adult. Grow some balls and stand up for yourself. Why is it that people can’t just fucking communicate. And so many people can’t handle the simple truth. What is going on in a world where you can’t just talk.

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  21. Aw come on he’s just getting away from family and relaxing for a bit in his own space. Just say please keep the music down etc if it’s late. Be cool about it. Don’t be a fuddy duddy

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  22. Just talk to your neighbor and ask them to turn down the music. No need to call the cops this is how to cause problems with your neighbors for no reason. If they don’t respect your wishes and keep waking you up that is different. Always give the benefit of the doubt. Car idling well maybe he is not allowed to smoke indoors so not your concern his gas not yours.

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  23. Unfortunately, you can’t do much if your neighbor wants to sit in his car for several hours at a time. If it’s a noise issue after 11pm that’s a little different, but an idling car alone won’t merit a noise complaint.

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  24. Amanda Nic Amanda Nic says:

    Contacy eps. We had to do that and they were quite quick

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  25. Why don’t you mind your own business?

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  26. Talk to your neighbor…they may be very understanding. You won’t know until you try. If things don’t change, call the non-emergency police line and file a complaint

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  27. Becki Kehler Becki Kehler says:

    If it’s after 11 – call the non emergency police. It’s a noise violation during the night

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  28. Talk to him nicely or you could be on the tv show fear thy neighbor.

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  29. Carol Maser Carol Maser says:

    There’s a bylaw of NO Noise after 11:00PM. call the police

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  30. Do this:
    1. Close the blinds
    2. Walk away from the window
    3. Find something else to do

    While always remembering, no one is out to get you and mind your own business! You’re welcome

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  31. Really? This post is worthy of the c word?

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  32. Nikky Brandt who da fuck do you think you are talking to people like that while hiding behind your keyboard

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  33. The kids probably not allowed to smoke in the house and his car his escape place.

    Is he damaging your property, trepassing, committing a crime? Is he not parked on a public street ? Then you’d have something to b!tch about.

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  34. Trish Wicks Barwick … maybe we should introduce our neighbour – this is clearly a thing people don

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