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(A) It shall be unlawful and a public nuisance for any person operating a railroad train of a railroad company operating wholly within the state to blow, activate, or permit to be blown or activated any horn or whistle from a railroad train after 10:00 p.m. and before 6:00 a.m. in advance of crossings described in division (B) below, on any day when the railroad train is within the city.
(B) The provisions of this section shall be applicable only to railroad train crossings or grade which are equipped with operational train-activated automatic traffic-control devices which include ringing bells, flashing light signals, and automatic crossing gates on both sides of the railroad train track.
(C) If any person or railroad company operating wholly within the state violates any of the provisions of this section such person, or railroad company upon conviction, shall be punished as provided in § 132.99.
(D) As a prerequisite to the enforcement of this section, signs in conformance with F.S. § 316.0745 shall be posted for pedestrians and motor vehicles at each railroad grade crossing to which this section is applicable stating: “Caution. Trains do not sound horns or whistles from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.” or words of similar significance.
(Ord. 85-66, passed 7-16-85) Penalty, see § 132.99
Noise control, see Ch. 97