Borough of Lewisburg, PA
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Lewisburg as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 345.
[Adopted 4-19-2005 by Ord. No. 963]

§ 219-1 Short title.

This article shall be known as the "Engine Suppression/Brake Retarder/Engine Brake Ordinance of the Borough of Lewisburg."

§ 219-2 Legislative intent.

Borough Council finds as a fact that the operation of an engine brake, an engine suppression device or a compression brake on a gasoline powered or diesel powered motor vehicle not equipped with exhaust mufflers, or equipped with defective or modified exhaust mufflers, so as to create excessive noise through the use of said engine brake, engine suppression device or compression brake, adversely affects the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Borough of Lewisburg and, therefore, is a nuisance in fact.

§ 219-3 Engine brake prohibited.

No gasoline powered or diesel powered motor vehicles shall be operated on the streets, roads, alleys or highways listed below within the Borough of Lewisburg, utilizing, in said operation, an engine brake, engine suppression device or compression brake without exhaust mufflers, or with defective or modified exhaust mufflers, permitting excessive noise to be created by said motor vehicle.

§ 219-4 Applicability.

The street subject to the prohibition set forth in § 219-3 of this article shall be Market Street, State Route 45, East and West from Water Street to State Route 15.

§ 219-5 Emergency situations.

This article shall not apply to emergency driving.

§ 219-6 Violations and penalties.

Any person, firm, corporation or organization violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding before a District Justice having jurisdiction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 or more than $300, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of the payment thereof, shall be sentenced to undergo imprisonment in the Union County Jail for a period not to exceed 10 days.