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N.S. prohibits engine brakes

HALIFAX, N.S. - Nova Scotia's Tory government has banned the use of engine braking systems in areas with speed limits of 50 km/h or lower.Bill 28, put in place by the Department of Business and Consum...


HALIFAX, N.S. – Nova Scotia’s Tory government has banned the use of engine braking systems in areas with speed limits of 50 km/h or lower.

Bill 28, put in place by the Department of Business and Consumer Services, passed into law after receiving Royal Assent. The only exception to the new legislation is in the event of an emergency-braking situation.

The fine for a first offense is $15, a second violation is $25 and each subsequent breach will cost the offending trucker $50.

At this time the Summary Offense Act has not been updated, so out of court settlements are not possible and all charges must be dealt with in provincial court. Thus far, not a single charge has been laid under the new legislation. n


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1 Comment » for N.S. prohibits engine brakes
  1. Burt Coleman says:

    Jake brakes should not be used if the road has houses, or at least 1000 feet of houses. Most truck drivers use common sense but there are a few who just like the noise, I guess, since we don’t live on a hill and 5 AM in the morning is early to hear this NOISE when it is not necessary!

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