in Vancover, WA, are considering a ban on unmuffled compression brakes inside
city limits. Drivers accused of violating the proposed ordinance would be allowed
to defend themselves by proving that the brakes were used during an emergency.
new vehicles are required to comply with Environmental Protection Agency noise
regulations, city officials point out that older trucks and those modified by
their drivers might not meet the noise standard.
A public hearing
on the proposal is scheduled for this week's city council meeting.