Flash! Bang! Screech! Boom!
It's the time of year to celebrate our nation's birthday with impressive displays of pyrotechnics, and now that consumers can buy airborne fireworks without leaving Michigan, hundreds of temporary sites and stores in Troy and around Metro Detroit have popped up, MLive Media Group reports.
And then there's the noise.
Several Michigan communities, including Warren and Lake Orion, are working to or have already implemented noise ordinances prohibiting the use of fireworks throughout much of the year. Currently, state law allows the use of fireworks on national holidays, along with the days before and after the holidays. Troy ordinances prohibit noise above a certain decibel level, though an ordinance specifically banning fireworks on days not protected by the new state law does not yet exist.
What do you think? Do you like the new law, or do you prefer things the way they used to be?