New Jersey officials to ban Jake Brake
City officials in Franklin, New Jersey supported a ban on engine braking due to high noise levels.
May 10, the Franklin City Council voted 4–1 in favor of an ordinance that disapproves the usage of the engine compression brake known as Jake braking.
The ordinance will come into force after the signs are installed in the city.
The decision was made after complaints from local residents about the noise.
“It starts at 4:30 in the morning,” said a resident of Church Street, a major highway that leads into town, referring to many of the trucks heading to and from the Braen Quarry on Cork Hill Road.
The fine for violating the ordinance is reportedly $150 for the first violation, $250 for the second violation, and $500 for the third or subsequent violations.
Violators also face 10 days in prison for a first offense, 20 days in prison for a second offense, and up to six months in prison for a third and subsequent offense of the law.