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Citizen complaint of the day: The Seaport's over-compensating Lamborghini driver

An annoyed citizen speedily files a 311 complaint about a guy who seems to have made it his mission in life to drive his expensive Italian car around the Seaport as loudly and as often as possible, almost like a ghost from that race the mayor once wanted to have there:

This guy rips around at high rates of speed. Every. Single. Night. Please add police to check for speeding around the seaport/ fan pier. Please put in a noise ordinance in the seaport and enforce it. This goes on every single night.

In August, somebody else complained about the car, or maybe its cousin:

Is there any way you could get the owner of a Lamborghini suv painted in white marble colors (ridiculous I know) to stop reving their engine around fan pier at night. Girls don't find that attractive. It's stupid it's dangerous and it scares people's dogs.

Earlier:
The time a Lamborghini burst into flames in the Back Bay.

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(Expletive) do you need cops for? This is resolved by a box of thumbtacks.

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In the first place, thumbtacks are not long enough to penetrate tires that have a normal amount of tread.

Second, throwing a bunch of suitably-long nails or screws onto the street might cause the Lamborghini driver to have to spend some money patching tires. It would also cause some number of innocent motorists to do the same.

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Yeah, sounds like the Lambo driver is familiar with that problem.

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Reporting to BOS 311 will do very little for a situation on roads that are MassPort jurisdiction therefore State Police (or do the State Police just have the parking meters there and not moving violations?)

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In a perfect world it would go like this.

You'd report an issue to 311. After initial triage to make sure the issue was real, instead of pencil-whipping it "closed, not our jurisdiction," City Hall would embrace its role as representing the people of Boston, would recognize that City Hall has more clout in dealing with the State government than an individual citizen does, and would forward the issue to the State, and periodically follow it up to see if the State was dealing appropriately with issues reported by the people of Boston. And then, computers and databases and all that, City Hall would, over time, detect patterns and issues, for example, "not enough traffic enforcement on Atlantic Ave," or whatever, and would exercise its clout as representatives of the people of Boston, and bring these larger issues up with the State, and keep them on the table and in the spotlight.

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Everybody needs a hobby.

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Over my way it's racing scooters, dirtbikes, and all terrain vehicles up in here. Be thankful you can afford to live in such comfort and full service luxury.

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Be thankful you can afford to live in such comfort and full service luxury.

What are you talking about?

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That lil bit of noise ain’t keeping ppl awake. They just want a Lambo too. Live it up down there!

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More than enough people here can afford a Lambo or something in the same range if they wanted one. Doesn't mean they feel the need to announce their presence every chance they get. This one guys and/or his buddies are just being unnecessarily annoying.

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Not everyone is a pathetic attention whore like this micro penis driver who’s mommy didn’t love him.

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be blasting up and down in front of Medal of Honor Park, annoying the dogs and children?

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Man, that's just stupid. If you're going to get a Lambo, get a Lambo.

Reporting from south FL tending to a family matter, where I've seen more Lambos/Ferraris/Bentleys/RRs and other exoticars than I've seen in my whole life. Srsly.

And oh yeah, the bars and restaurants are PACKED. Go figure.

And, oh yeah part II, the private jets are endless.

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If you are going to get an SUV, the city streets are also a dumb place to play with it.

Lambo SUV screams "Paris to Dakkar" not "cruising like a teenager of yore".

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I bet it isn't even a manual.

Seriously, if you're revving your engine that much, you're not just wasting gas, but you're wearing out the engine that much faster. And if it's a manual, putting a lot more wear on the clutch.

(Note that if you get a high end car, go all the way and get a manual transmission.)

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Lamborghini doesn’t even offer a manual transmission anymore. Neither does Ferrari. They claim that all that fiddling around will just slow you down.

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Cannot even get a respectable high end sports car with a manual transmission anymore. What is the world coming to?!

(It’s a pretty good security system too, as evidences by some idiots who tried to steal one in Boston a few years ago...)

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They take my stick shift away when they pry it out of my cold dead fingers.

Or, you know, when I get an electric car. Whatev'.

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Aren’t there federal and state vehicle standards for mufflers and noise? How is this street legal?

What about city noise ordinances? I know they don’t get enforced much for cars and motorcycles, but could the police do something about this if they wanted to?

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In a nutshell, it's what Adam said, "Compensation."

Someone needs to explain to the poor fellow that it's a truth universally known, except by him, that driving that way (and owning certain types of cars) is the instinctive behavior of men (women never do this) who feel insecure in regard to a certain physical under-endowment. However, driving that way doesn't prove one's machismo; on the contrary, it is the equivalent of broadcasting the opposite situation. It essentially warns off potential partners and makes one a laughingstock.

Reassure him he's probably just fine, and that even in extreme cases, technique can make such a difference. That should quiet things down.

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(women never do this)

Ha ha ha! *That's* not true. ;-)

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My mother did. But it was my brother's Camaro.

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They don't need to 'put one in', there already is one in place. It's just not the easiest to enforce.

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He can join the nightly racing around an empty building in HP.

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in the SEAR port

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feels directly relevant despite being about Hummer buyers.

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Seen on a classic Jeep:

"This is my Jeep. If I had wanted a hummer, I would have contacted your sister."

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I'd try calling the Boston police department and complaining to the department's community services officer. It has worked well for loud house parties in Brighton over the years. The officer actually comes out to the house to have a chat with the offenders the next day or so. I realize they don't know where the driver lives but this could be the start of a solution.

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They’ll send someone down there immediately!
They have been helpful with this issue in the past - specifically, a multitude of Lamborghini and other similar race cars that meet up, rev engines and cause noise pollution in residential neighborhoods.

State Police, Ted Williams Tunnel (TWT)
100 MassPort Haul Rd.
S. Boston, MA 02210
617-946-3000

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But last night, while scrolling on the facebook, I saw a photograph of a state police vehicle that had pulled over a green Lamborghini.

I guess one of the systems to gripe about this works.

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