City Ordinances

ORDINANCE 2024-3 ENGINE COMPRESSION BRAKES

ORDINANCE No. 2024-3

AN ORDINANCE TO REVOKE AND REPLACE ORDINANCE 2006-1 PROHIBITING THE USE OF EXHAUST BRAKES/”ENGINE COMPRESSION BRAKES” WITHIN THE CITY OF DOVER, ARKANSAS, AND ESTABLISHING A FINE FOR SUCH VIOLATIONS
WHEREAS, the purpose of this Ordinance is to help preserve the peace and tranquility of the City of Dover, Arkansas residents by prohibiting the excessive amount of noise produced by the use of exhaust brake/”engine brakes” by truck operators within the City limits of the City of Dover; and
THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF DOVER, ARKANSAS:
Section 1: It shall be unlawful for the operator of any truck to intentionally use an exhaust brake, “engine brakes” or similar device on any public street within the city limits of the City of Dover, except in emergency situations.

Section 2: This ordinance shall not apply to Fire Protection Equipment or other emergency vehicles.
Section 3: All major routes and streets generally utilized by trucks equipped with exhaust brakes /”engine brakes” shall be posted with appropriate
signs.
Section 4: Any person violating any provision of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by a fine of not less than $105.00 for each occurrence.
Section 5:  In the event any title, section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, subparagraph, item, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this Ordinance is declared or adjudged to be invalid or unconstitutional, such declaration or adjudication shall not affect the remaining portions of the ordinance which shall remain in full force and effect as if the portion so declared or adjudged invalid or unconstitutional was not originally part of the Ordinance.

SECTION 6:  All laws, ordinances, resolutions, or parts of the same, which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency. Ordinance No. 2006-1 is specifically revoked upon passage of this Ordinance.

SECTION 7:  Emergency Clause.  The city council of the City of Dover, Arkansas has determined that this Ordinance is necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Dover, Arkansas; and therefore, an emergency is declared to exist, and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon its passage.

PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 19th DAY of March 2024.