TODAY when we talk about sound/noise pollution which is one of the worst forms of pollution hampering our day-to-day life, the thought that instantly crosses our minds is about hydraulic horn. Hydraulic horn is prohibited by law in our country, but it is being extensively used by trucks and buses. On highways and also in cities horns are blown every now and then particularly whenever there is a traffic jam. The sound of such horns is sickening.
It is a perennial problem for people living in cities or near highways. The authorities concerned must take immediate steps in this matter and strictly enforce laws regarding hydraulic horn and award punishment to drivers violating the law.
Sumon Kumar Paul
Graduate in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Patuakhali Science & Technology University