(a)   No person shall operate a motor vehicle within the Village, or equip a motor vehicle with or use any device, so as to create loud or excessive noise. Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit the blowing of horns when necessary to prevent an accident or the use of sirens or similar devices on authorized emergency vehicles.
   (b)   No operator or passenger of a motor vehicle shall operate, or permit the operation of any sound amplification system which can be heard outside the vehicle from fifty or more feet when the vehicle is being operated upon a street or highway.
   (c)   "Sound amplification system" includes any radio, tape player, "boom box", compact disc player, loud speaker or other electronic device used for the amplification of the human voice, music or any other noise or sound.
   (d)   It is an affirmative defense to a charge under this section that the operator was not otherwise prohibited by law from operating the sound amplification system, and that any of the following apply:
      (1)   The system as being operated to request medical or vehicular assistance or to warn of a hazardous road condition;
      (2)   The vehicle was an emergency or public safety vehicle;
      (3)   The vehicle was owned and operated by the Village or a gas, electric, communications or water utility company;
      (4)   The vehicle was being used in a parade, as specified in Section 311.02 and the person or organization conducting the parade had obtained a parade permit from the Village Police Department.
   (e)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor for a first offense and a misdemeanor of the fourth degree for each subsequent offense.
(Ord. 1993-14. Passed 7-20-93.)