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Lethbridge bans Jake Brakes

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. -- The City of Lethbridge has passed a new Jake Brake bylaw with fines starting at $100 effective...


LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The City of Lethbridge has passed a new Jake Brake bylaw with fines starting at $100 effective immediately.

The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) is warning its members of the new law, as ticketing has already begun. The city says it has received complaints from residents about the use of Jake Brakes on commercial vehicles particularly on 43rd St, Hwy. 3 through the city and McLeod Drive in West Lethbridge.

Fines range from $100 for a first offence to $300 for a third offense. A court appearance is required for subsequent offences. If you have questions, contact Sgt. Tom Ashcroft of the Lethbridge Police Service at 403-327-2210.


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