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Posted on: November 17, 2023

Town ordinance prohibits the unlawful use of engine and compression brakes

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The Burgaw Board of Commissioners has approved an ordinance prohibiting the unlawful use of engine and compression brakes.  The purpose of this ordinance is to prohibit the excessive, loud, unusual, or explosive use of engine and compressed air-braking devices within the Town of Burgaw limits.  The noise created unreasonably and excessively disturbs the public, and adoption of this ordinance would further the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens.

It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to use or operate or cause to be used or operated within the Town of Burgaw, any engine brake, compression brake or mechanical exhaust device designed to aid in the braking or deceleration of any vehicle unless such use is necessary to avoid imminent danger.

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