Title 6 Traffic Regulations
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 6 TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
SECOND REVISION BROWN COUNTY ORDINANCES, AS AMENDED
BE IT ORDAINED by the Brown County Commission, Brown County, South Dakota that Second Revision Brown County Ordinances, shall be amended as follows:
TITLE 6 TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
Chapter 6.05 – Prohibiting the Lawful Use of Engine and Compression Release Brakes
Section 6.0501. Purpose. The purpose of this ordinance is to prohibit the excess, loud, unusual or explosive use of engine and compressed air braking devices within the designated areas of Brown County.
Section 6.0502. Definitions. For the purpose of this ordinance the following words and phrases are defined as follows: Engine retarding brake means a Compression Release Brake, transmission brake or any other engine retarding brake systems that alters the normal compression of the engine and subsequently releases that compression and creates an excessively loud noise.
Section 6.0503. Prohibitions. It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to use or operate or cause to be used or operated within designated areas in the County of Brown, State of South Dakota, any engine brake, Compression Brake or mechanical exhaust device designed to aid in the braking or deceleration of any vehicle that results in excess, loud, unusual or explosive noise from such vehicle, unless such use is necessary to avoid imminent danger. Such prohibition shall be applicable only to those streets, roads, alleys easements, or rights of way established for vehicle operation within Brown County.
Section 6.0504. Areas of Prohibition. The prohibition set forth herein shall apply to any public roads or highways in Brown County which are designated by signage as approved by the Brown County Commissioners.
Section 6.0505. Exceptions. Emergency vehicles shall be exempt from application of this ordinance.
Section 6.0506. Penalties. Any driver and/or firm or corporation for whom the driver is employed who shall violate this Ordinance shall upon conviction thereof, be summoned to pay a fine of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) along with any court costs.
Notice of Hearing: February 27 and March 7, 2018
Passed First Reading: March 13, 2018
Passed Second Reading: March 20, 2018
Adopted: March 20, 2018
Published: March 28, 2018
Effective Date: April 17, 2018
Doug Fjeldheim, Chair
Brown County Commission
Maxine Fischer, Brown County Auditor
Published once at the total approximate cost of $27.73. 15676