Dallas Does Not Want Ice Cream Trucks In Their City
It may sound cruel or it may sound unfair but…some of these ice cream trucks are out of control with their blaring noises.
But then again, they’re part of our childhood, why would ANYONE want to get rid of them? Now I don’t live in Dallas but I do believe that we get our fair share of blaring ice cream trucks in my city. I’m sure the difference is far and wide though because the city of White Rock in Dallas is not the only one complaining, the complain is widespread throughout city park users in Dallas.
"No matter where you are on the lake or in surrounding neighborhoods, the vendor’s presence is rudely announced through loudspeakers blaring cheap electronic music like “Turkey in the Straw” or “The Entertainer.” It instantly destroys the relaxed atmosphere and, for as long as the ice cream van lingers (invariably with the loudspeaker still blaring), converts this peaceful setting into something more like the slot machine floor at a Las Vegas casino."
Yikes! I can see the problem here because if there are scores of people complaining, then something must definitely be wrong. But it all seems like it’s literally not the ice cream trucks that are a problem but the enforcement instead. But again, with crimes happening all around the city, when do police officers have time to stop and ticket an ice cream truck for noise pollution?
Furthermore, we all know that ice cream truck owners are not the richest so what’s the point? Maybe they should just push for noise ordinance and make it a city wide deal. It may not be the answer but it would sure calm down the ‘blaring noises’ coming out of the ice cream trucks!
"The fact is, this noise isn’t permitted. Dallas city code specifically bans the use of loudspeakers or sound amplifiers to advertise or sell merchandise. The law doesn’t go overboard — and shouldn’t — by trying to ban ice cream vendors. The law does prohibit loud and disturbing noises or vibrations deemed “offensive to the ordinary sensibilities of the inhabitants of the city.”
What do you think? Should ice cream trucks be banned in Dallas?