Ordinance #2000-2: Prohibiting Dynamic Braking Devices

ORDINANCE NO. 2000-2

AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE USE OF DYNAMIC BRAKING DEVICE OR SIMILAR DEVICE WITHIN THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, IDAHO AND PROVIDING PENALITIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF GEORGETOWN, IDAHO, AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1

IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO OPERATE ANY MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A DYNAMIC BRAKING DEVICE ENGAGED WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF GEORGETOWN, IDAHO, EXCEPT FOR THE AVERSION OF IMMINENT DANGER.

SECTION II

“DYNAMIC BRAKING DEVICE” MEANS A DEVICE USED PRIMARILY ON TRUCKS FOR THE CONVERSION OF THE ENGINE FROM AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE TO AIR COMPRESSOR FOR THE PURPOSE OF BRAKING WITHOUT THE USE OF WHEEL BRAKES, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS JACKOB’S BRAKE, ENGINE BRAKE OR COMPRESSION BRAKE.

SECTION III

VIOLATIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE A MISDEMEANOR AND SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OR NOT MORE THAN $300.00.

SECTION IV

THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT FROM AND AFTER ITS PASSAGE, APPROVAL, AND PUBLICATION.

PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE GEORGETOWN CITY COUNCIL THIS 8th DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2000.

Joseph DeClark, Mayor

ATTEST: City Clerk