The city of De Queen, Ark. reportedly has banned jake brakes by truckers in the city. De Queen officials will post signs that say “no jake brake” and will enforce the ordinance by issuing fines of up to $200 to violators. The city also is contacting trucking companies to make sure employees are advised.
According to the Associated Press, business owners on downhill slopes heading into town could not hear when on telephone calls because of the racket caused by truckers entering the city.