Section 16-287 Regulations for use--On streets.


    The noncommercial use of sound amplifying equipment or sound trucks on any of the permitted streets in the city, with sound amplifying equipment in operation, shall be subject to the following regulations:

    (1)    The only sounds permitted shall be music or human speech.

    (2)    Operations shall be permitted between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. each day.

    (3)    Sound amplifying equipment shall not be operated unless the sound truck upon which such equipment is mounted is operated at a speed of at least five (5) miles per hour, except when such truck is stopped or impeded by traffic. Where stopped by traffic, the sound amplifying equipment shall not be operated for longer than one minute at each stop.

    (4)    Sound shall not be issued within one hundred (100) yards of hospitals, schools or churches.

    (5)    No sound truck with its amplifying device in operation shall be operated on any street or on any public or private alley within the fire limits of the city.

    (6)    The human speech and music amplified shall not be profane, lewd, indecent or slanderous.

    (7)    The volume of sound shall be controlled so that it will not be audible for a distance in excess of two hundred (200) feet from the sound truck, and so that such volume is not unreasonably loud, raucous, jarring, disturbing or a nuisance to persons within the area of audibility; provided, however, that, the limitation of audibility to a distance not in excess of two hundred (200) feet shall not apply to sound issued from aircraft.

    (8)    No sound amplifying equipment shall be operated having in excess of fifteen (15) watts of power in the last stage of amplification.

(Code 1964, § 7.385)