Chapter 10.40


10.40.010    Prohibited.

10.40.020    Violation.

*Code reviser’s note: Ordinance 97-007 adds these provisions as Chapter 10.36. The chapter has been editorially renumbered to prevent duplication of numbering.

10.40.010 Prohibited.

A. Except as provided in this chapter, no person shall use motor vehicle compression brakes within the city of Rock Island. It shall be an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that compression brakes were applied in an emergency to protect persons and/or property.

B. The city is authorized to post permanent traffic signs advising the public of the prohibition of compression braking. This chapter shall not apply to vehicles of any municipal fire department, whether or not responding to an emergency.

C. As used in this chapter, the term “compression brakes” means a device which, when manually activated, retards the forward motion of a motor vehicle by the compression of the engine of the vehicle or any unit or part of the engine. “Compression brakes” are also referred to as “jake brakes.” (Ord. 97-007 § 1).

10.40.020 Violation.

Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall have committed a civil infraction punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed $250.00. (Ord. 97-007 § 1).