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Township of Cranbury, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury 5-22-2000 by Ord. No. O-04-00-15.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance was previously included in Ch. 103, Noise, as Art. I, Engine Braking. Ordinance No. 08-05-18, adopted 9-12-2005, provided for its relocation here as Ch. 78.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ENGINE BRAKING
The use or operation of any mechanical exhaust device designed to aid in the braking. decompression or deceleration of any motor vehicle which results in the excessive, loud, unusual or explosive noise from such vehicle,
It shall be unlawful for the driver of any motor vehicle to use or operate or cause to be used or operated, at any time and on any road within the Township of Cranbury, any mechanical exhaust or decompression device which results in the practice known as "engine braking."
The provision of this chapter shall not apply to the application of unmuffled compression brakes where necessary for the protection of persons and/or property which cannot be avoided by application of engine compression brakes, otherwise known as "engine braking," which is effectively muffled or if the application is necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the community is exempt from the provisions of this chapter. Sounds created by emergency equipment for emergency purposes are also exempt.
The Township is hereby authorized to post at reasonable locations, within the Township signs indicating the prohibition of engine braking.
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey Statute, any person convicted of a violation of this chapter shall be punished for a first conviction thereof by a fine of not more than $100 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed 10 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; for a second such conviction, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $200 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed 20 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; and upon the third or any subsequent conviction, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.