ORDINANCE

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 13.5-3 OF THE CODE OF FAUQUIER COUNTY TO ADD SUBSECTION (D) PROHIBITING EXCESSIVE NOISE CAUSED BY ENGINE BRAKING EXCEPT FOR RESPONDING TO BONA FIDE EMERGENCY OCCURRENCES

            WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors has received complaints regarding the use of engine braking on the roads within the County; and

            WHEREAS, after due notice and public hearing, the Board of Supervisors has determined that the noise caused by engine braking is injurious to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Fauquier County; now, therefore, be it

            ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of October, 2002, That Section 13.5-3 of the Code of Fauquier County be, and is hereby, amended to add Subsection (d) to read as follows:

(d) Engine Braking.  The creation of any unreasonably loud, disturbing or unnecessary noise caused by the application of engine brakes by any driver of a motor vehicle and is not as a result of a bona fide emergency occurrence necessitating the application of an engine brake.  Any violation of this subsection shall constitute a Class 1 misdemeanor.