At one time we had helmet laws. I still have my helmet with the old safety sticker on it.
We had reconstruction laws, the county did away with those laws and the people who talk about these laws weren't living here when these laws where in effect.
Regarding loud pipes on motorcycles, my bike has loud pipes longer than some of these policemen have age. I'm just passing through on my motorcycle doing what I love and enjoy, not bothering anyone.
Live and let live. If I get killed while riding my bike, so be it. Let those who ride decide.