Loud Vehicle Noise
Impoundment for first time loud vehicle noise (Rockford)
Sec. 17-27. Radios, phonographs, etc., on the public way. No person shall operate or permit to be operated any device used to receive broadcast sound, or reproduce any recorded sound if the device is located: On the public way; or In any motor vehicle on the public way; and the sound can be heard from 75 feet or more from the device.
Sec. 17-28. Vehicle seizure and impoundment. A motor vehicle used in violation of section 17-27 is declared a public nuisance. A motor vehicle operated with the permission, express or implied, of the owner of the vehicle, which is used in violation of section 17-27 shall be subject to seizure and impoundment under this section. The owner of such vehicle shall be liable for the towing and storage of the vehicle and for an administrative penalty of $150.00. For a second offense within a two-year period involving the same vehicle, the owner of each vehicle shall be liable to the city for a penalty of $300.00 in addition to fees for the towing and storage of the vehicle. For a third or subsequent offense within a two-year period, the owner of record of such vehicle shall be liable to the city for a penalty of $750.00 in addition to fees for the towing and storage of the vehicle. Whenever a police officer has probable cause to believe that a vehicle is subject to seizure and impoundment pursuant to this section, the police officer shall provide for the towing of the vehicle by a city police department contracted impound towing service.