Chapter 1501:41-13 Motor Vehicles, Horses, and Planes
These rules are in addition to and supplement the state traffic laws which are in force and which are incorporated herein and made a part hereof.
No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon roadways under supervision of the Division within any area administered by the Division at a speed in excess of twenty (20) miles per hour, or at a speed in excess as marked with a traffic control device on the roadways by the Division.
(A) No person shall leave any motor vehicle in any place not designated for stopping or parking of motor vehicles, in any place marked with a traffic control device as a "No Parking" zone, alongside any other motor vehicle stopped or standing at the edge or curb of any roadway, or in a manner which will obstruct any barrier, gate, or pedestrian walkway.
(B) No person shall leave any motor vehicle in any place marked with a traffic control device as "Car with Trailer Only" unless the vehicle has a trailer attached.
(C) Parking any vehicle in any designated parking lot or parking area for a period of time in excess of twenty-four hours without obtaining prior written permission of the chief of the division or his authorized agent is prohibited, except that registered campers, cabin or lodge patrons may park vehicles in designated parking areas for the period of time covered by such camping or rental registration.
(D) A motor vehicle which is found parked in a campground area and is not registered to a camp site with a valid and current camping permit or visitor's permit plainly displayed on the motor vehicle shall be considered unlawfully parked.
(E) The chief may establish areas of authorized or restricted parking or stopping within any area administered by the division by marking such zone with a traffic control device.
(F) A summons in appropriate form may be attached to an unattended vehicle found in violation of any of the provisions of these rules and regulations by any commissioned officer in lieu of arrest of the operator of such vehicle. If any vehicle found by such officer to be in violation of the provisions of these rules and regulations is unattended at the time the violation is discovered and the identity of the operator is not otherwise apparent, the person in whose name such vehicle is registered shall be held prima facie responsible for such violation.
Whenever any park officer finds any vehicle stopped, parked or standing in an area prohibited by rule 1501:41-13-03 of the Administrative Code or unattended upon or within the right of way of any road or where such vehicle clearly obstructs pedestrian or vehicular traffic, such officer may arrange for the removal of such vehicle to the nearest parking lot or to a place for holding such vehicles. Costs and risks of such removal shall be borne by the operator of such vehicle.
Any vehicle which may be hazardous to property or people may be removed at the owner's risk and expense.
Except as authorized in writing by the area manager, no person shall operate any motorized vehicle or ride any bicycle or motorized bicycle within any area administered by the division except on such roads, driveways, trails, paths, alleys and other such thoroughfares which are designated or posted for such purposes. No person shall drive around any barrier or gate which is across a road or trail nor shall he drive a motorized vehicle or bicycle or motorized bicycle upon such barricaded or closed thoroughfare except as authorized in writing by the area manager. This rule shall not restrict the use of a motorized wheelchair or scooter by a person who is non-ambulatory in any area open to the public except at golf courses where the area manager may restrict their use for safety purposes or to prevent damage to sensitive turf areas.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/29/2014 and 12/15/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/75, 3/18/88, 3/1/96
The operator of a motor vehicle, bicycle, or horse shall grant the right-of-way to all pedestrians crossing streets, lanes, or highways within any area administered by the Division.
Through trucks may not be operated on park roads within any area administered by the Division. For the purpose of this rule, a "through truck" shall mean any truck having established points of departure and destination neither of which are within the said area.
No person shall operate any motor vehicle, in any area administered by the Division, which is producing an unusual amount of noise or smoke or in such a way as to create unnecessary noise or smoke from the motor vehicle.
No person shall operate any motor vehicle within any Division camping area or controlled access cabin area except for necessary, direct transportation to or from his campsite or cabin or to and from a campsite or cabin for which he has been granted a visitor pass.
(A) No person shall ride, usher, lead, or keep a saddle horse or other animal used as a means of transport in any area administered by the division except on roads, streets or driveways and such trails, paths, or areas so designated or so marked as bridle trails, nor shall any person ride, usher or lead such animal around any barrier or gate which is across a road, street, driveway or bridle trail, nor shall such person ride, usher or lead such animal upon such barricaded or closed thoroughfare.
(B) No person shall drive or lead an individual or team of horses or other animals pulling a cart, wagon, sled or other contrivance to achieve transportation by conveyance upon any trail or path except in areas specifically designated for such use by the chief of the division.
(C) No horse or other animal shall be hitched to any tree, shrub, or structure in any manner that might cause damage thereto.
(D) No person shall ride or lead a saddle animal, or drive an individual or team of animals pulling a cart, wagon, sled or other contrivance at speeds greater than those designated or in a careless, negligent or reckless manner so as to endanger the life, property or persons of others and no person shall allow his saddle animal to stand unattended or insecurely tied on the lands or waters administered by the division.
(A) It shall be permissible to utilize any airplane, balloon, glider, parachute, or any other flying machine or aerial apparatus, to take off, ascend, land, alight, or otherwise come to rest upon lands administered by the division where designated airfields or maintained landing zones are located.
(B) Upon any waters administered by the division it shall be permissible to take off, ascend, land, alight, or otherwise come to rest, utilizing a sea class aircraft, such as any sea plane, glider, parachute, or any other flying machine or aerial apparatus, on any body of water meeting all of the following criteria:
(1) Designated as unlimited horsepower:
(2) Having no speed or wake restrictions that apply to the waterway as a whole, and:
(3) Having an established sea plane landing zone, Any person landing or taking off from the waters of the division as permitted by this rule may use the waters of the division as necessary to taxi between such landing area and a service or docking area.
While actually engaged in loading or unloading a watercraft from a trailer attached to a motor vehicle upon a boat ramp of a lake or river administered by the division, no person except the operator of such motor vehicle shall occupy any space within the passenger compartment of the motor vehicle involved in the loading or unloading.
No person shall occupy any boat or boat trailer while it is being used as a conveyance on any land area within a state park including any campground, division road, highway or parking lot except during the actual launching or loading of a watercraft. No person shall move or transport any boat or boat trailer while any person occupies the boat or boat trailer if it is being used as a conveyance on any land area within a state park including any campground, division road, highway or parking lot except during he actual launching or loading of a watercraft.