New Jersey town plans to ban Jake Brakes, proposes fines and jail time for violators

New Jersey

A law proposing the ban of Jake Brakes on local streets in Haledon, New Jersey is expected to pass this week.

Steep hills that run throughout the north and west end of the borough and a concentrated area of truck traffic near a local quarry has made the brake noise an issue to local residents.

The Borough Council was scheduled to vote on the braking law Thursday night. Signs were already posted on two roads near the quarry to alert drivers of the pending ban.

If the law passes, drivers who are first-time violators would face a fine of $150 and up to 10 days in jail.