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A. Every motor vehicle within the city shall at all times be equipped with a muffler in good working order which blends the exhaust noise into the overall vehicle noise and is in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise, and no person shall use a muffler cutout, bypass or similar device upon a motor vehicle upon the streets of the city. The exhaust system shall not emit or produce a sharp popping or cracking sound nor shall it emit or produce loud or explosive noises.
B. No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon the streets of the city in violation of this section, and any person operating a motor vehicle in violation hereof shall, upon conviction, be penalized in accordance with the provisions of section 1-4-2 of this code.
C. The police department shall be authorized to impound any motor vehicle found to be in violation of this section, and shall have a lien against said motor vehicle for all impounding, towing and storing costs resulting therefrom. (Ord. 511, 8-20-1973)