Some residents of Yazoo City said they are being "tortured" by the sounds of loud vehicles, motorcycles and four-wheelers circulating throughout many neighborhoods.
The issue was brought to the table at the recent Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.
"These are their words, but residents said they are being tortured by the loud sounds of cars and motorcycles at night," said Mayor Diane Delaware. "When you ride through Yazoo City with loud cars or motorcycles, it doesn't matter where you are at. You can hear it all over the city."
Some residents have contacted The Herald about drag races also occurring on main roadways throughout the city.
Alderman Sir Jonathan Rucker also said he has received numerous phone calls with the same complaints.
"I even got a call about a video shoot happening Saturday," he said. "There are large gatherings like this, and the police department is just passing them by and not saying anything. We need to make sure we are patrolling and addressing these things. I know it seems like I go hard after the police department, but I do thank the ones who are actually doing their job."
Chief Ron Sampson, who was not reappointed to his position Monday, said his department is in the process of acquiring a decibel reader for the loud vehicles and motorcycles.
In reference to large gatherings and guidelines violations during the COVID-19 crisis, Sampson said his department has issued about 40 citations.