Whistle Free Zone
What is a Whistle Free Zone?
In Bangkok, it is very common to use whistles to organize cars and motorcycles traffic in and out office or residence building parking lots. Each security guard of each building has a whistle and uses it all day long for traffic control. This is very noisy and this is a noise that could easily be avoided.
A Whistle Free Zone is a zone where building owners have agreed to replace whistles with light batons and therefore to completely cut the whistle noise pollution in the area.
The Whistle Free Zone campaign
The Whistle Free Zone campaign was launched by the Bangkok Quiet Group in early 2010 to cut the whistle noise level on the Siam – Central World – Amarin Plaza – Chid Lom area.
The Bangkok Quiet Group has sent a letter to major building owners and groups including Amarin Plaza, Gaysorn, the Mall Group, Central Group, Time Square, Chamchuri Square as well as Property Care Services (security personnel providers), to convince them to replace the whistles of their security guards with light batons.
This operation has been a success and the whole area is much quieter now. And now the objective would be to make the whole city of Bangkok a Whistle Free Zone.
Read the Bangkok Post article here: http://www.bangkokpost.com/life/family/176589/quiet-please
Bangkok to become a Whistle Free Zone?
More and more people are using whistles and creating noise: security guards in office and apartment buildings are using whistles to control traffic, motorcycle taxi drivers are using whistle to supposedly organize traffic, parking attendants are using whistle to help you to park you car (!), gas station employees are giving you directions with whistles (!), BTS security employees blow the whistle every time a train arrives or leaves, etc. etc.
Whistle are creating a huge noise pollution and this pollution could easily be avoided.
Don’t accept to be “whistled at”.
Help us reducing the noise level in Bangkok by sharing the information about the Bangkok Quiet Group Whistle Free Zone campaign.