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A. Prohibition: It shall be unlawful for a person to operate or permit the operation of the engine of a motor vehicle so as to assist in braking or slowing the vehicle through the use of any engine exhaust brake device (unless muffled) on any street or roadway within the corporate limits of the city.
B. Punishment: Any person violating this section, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than fifty dollars ($50.00), along with cost of prosecution and, in default of the payment thereof, shall be sentenced to undergo imprisonment for a period not to exceed five (5) days. Each day such violation continues is a separate offense.
C. Exceptions: This section shall not apply to emergency driving situations requiring the utilization of an engine brake to protect the safety and property of the residents of the city, other motor vehicle operators, pedestrians and the operator and passengers of the motor vehicle involved in said emergency situation.
D. Posting Of Signs: Signs shall be posted at the appropriate places advising motor vehicle operators of the prohibition of the use of engine brakes within the city limits of the city of Green River. Sign to read:
UNMUFFLED ENGINE BRAKE USE PROHIBITED - $50 FINE
(Ord. 2011-03, 9-13-2011)