Chapter 10.22


10.22.010    “Jacobs” or “jake” brakes prohibited.

10.22.020    Emergency use deemed affirmative defense.

10.22.030    Violation – Penalty.

10.22.040    Posting signs.

10.22.010 “Jacobs” or “jake” brakes prohibited.

No person shall use within the city limits motor vehicle brakes commonly known as “Jacobs” or “jake” brakes, which are in any way activated or operated by compression of the engine from any such motor vehicle or any unit or part thereof. (Ord. 1102 § 1, 2015)

10.22.020 Emergency use deemed affirmative defense.

It shall be an affirmative defense to prosecution under this chapter that such compression brakes were applied in an emergency and were necessary for the protection of persons and/or property. (Ord. 1102 § 2, 2015)

10.22.030 Violation – Penalty.

Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to have committed a traffic infraction, and shall be assessed a monetary penalty in an amount not to exceed $250.00. (Ord. 1102 § 3, 2015)

10.22.040 Posting signs.

The city engineer shall post, at reasonable locations upon the boundaries of the city, signs indicating “Unmuffled Compression Brakes Prohibited,” or substantially similar wording. The city engineer shall have authority to post signs pursuant to this chapter on roads within the city limits in response to reasonable requests from the community or the city council. (Ord. 1102 § 4, 2015)