After citizen complaints about the “irritating” sound of big trucks braking, East Allen Township in Pennsylvania has voted to participate in a study intended to motivate truck drivers to silence their jake brakes.
East Allen has joined Hanover Township in the effort to curb jake brakes after numerous complaints from residents in the area about the noise.
The Board of Supervisors has plans to purchase two signs warning truckers that jake brakes are prohibited along that stretch of road, at a cost of $260 each.
One of the study supervisors noted that truckers headed downhill from the bridge at the Hanoverville Road intersection usually drive well over the 55 mph speed limit. When the speed limit rapidly drops to 40 after the intersection, many drivers employ their jake brakes.
The Morning Call