So-called "jake brakes" are bad for the ears and the streets, citizen tells council.
By Christopher Brooke, Reporter
Friday, May 3, 2013 at 6:00 am (Updated: May 3, 6:00 am)
HILLSVILLE — A Hillsville citizen is asking the town council to put a stop to the use of compression release engine brakes.
Patti Ashley approached Hillsville Town Council members during their April 22 meeting to make the request.
“The use of these are not only very loud, but also are detrimental to the roads, structures and sidewalks,” said Ashley, who owns the Time Factory of Hillsville with her husband. “There are many communities in the United States that prohibit the use of compression braking within municipal limits.”
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