AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TROY, KANSAS PROHIBITING THE OPERATION OF LOUD SOUND AMPLIFICATION SYSTEMS IN MOTOR VEHICLES WITHIN SAID CITY.
Whereas, the use of loud sound amplification systems in motor vehicles presents a safety hazard to the citizens and motoring public of the City of Troy, Kansas; and
Whereas, the use of loud sound amplification systems can prevent the operator of a motor vehicle from hearing approaching or overtaking emergency vehicles, and can distract the driver’s attention from the safe operation of motor vehicles within the City;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF TROY, KANSAS:
Section 1. LOUD SOUND AMPLIFICAION SYSTEMS PROHIBITED.
No person operating or occupying a motor vehicle on a street, highway, parking lot, or driveway located within the corporate limits of the City of Troy, Kansas, shall operate or permit the operation of any sound amplification system from within or without the vehicle so that the sound is plainly audible at a distance of twenty-five (25) or more feet from the vehicle.
Section 2. PENALTY. Any person, individual, partnership, corporation or association who/which violates any of the provisions of this ordinance is guilty of an ordinance violation, and upon conviction therefore, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500.00 or by imprisonment of not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. In the event of a continuing violation, each day any violation hereof is found to exist or continues to exist shall be a separate offense and punishable as such hereunder.
Section 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall be effective upon its passage and publication in the official City newspaper.
PASSED by the Council and APPROVED by the Mayor on the 17th day of May, 2005.
Leonard Clary, Mayor
Jane M. Boeh