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If, like us, you live by a freeway, the whoosh of cars becomes white noise after a while. Now and then our writerly calm is shattered by screeching tires or the keening wail of sirens; however, the most jarring noise is the decelerative flatulus of a decelerating Kenworth. You know the sound...it strikes when you least expect it, jarring you out of your blogging-induced reverie. But what is it? Well, kids, it's called a Jake Brake, and the following article explains how it works.

What is a Jake Brake, and why is it often banned on trucks? [Essortment]

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