Sec. 25-322. Illegal sirens, whistles, etc.; unlawful use of horns, etc.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any vehicle to be equipped with or for any person to use upon any vehicle any siren or exhaust, compression or spark plug whistle or horn, except as may be authorized in this chapter. It shall be unlawful for any vehicle to be equipped with or for any person to use any horn or warning device while upon a highway or any way open to public travel that is not of a type that has been approved by the superintendent or for any person at any time to use a horn otherwise than as a reasonable warning or to make any unnecessary or unreasonably loud or harsh sound by means of a horn or other warning device, except that the vehicles of common carriers or extraordinarily large and heavy vehicles may be equipped with such type of warning device as the superintendent may require or permit.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, a siren, bell or supplemental horn may be used on a vehicle as a noisemaker for an alarm system provided the device is installed so as to prohibit activation of the system by the driver while the vehicle is in motion. (Code 1959, § 20-176)
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