Chapter 1501:3-4 Motor Vehicles

1501:3-4-01 Motor vehicle speed limits.

The motor vehicle speed limit on state forest roads is thirty mph except when otherwise designated and posted by the division. The all-purpose vehicle speed limit in state forest parking lots is five mph unless otherwise posted. No person shall operate a motor vehicle contrary to the provisions of this rule.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/17/2009 and 02/01/2014

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 1503.01

Rule Amplifies: 1503.01

Prior Effective Dates: 9/16/74, 7/16/95

1501:3-4-02 Obstructing vehicular or pedestrian traffic.

No person shall stop or park any motor vehicle or other vehicle within state forests in any place that will obstruct traffic, or access to service roads of the division or where posted.

Eff 9-16-74; 9-28-77; 7-16-95; 1-9-04
Rule promulgated under: RC 119.03
Rule authorized by: RC 1503.01
Rule amplifies: RC 1503.01
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/17/2009 and 02/01/2014

1501:3-4-03 Parked vehicles; exception.

No person shall park any motor vehicle within state forests during the hours of closure as defined in rule 1501:3-2-01 of the Administrative Code except that registered campers may park motor vehicles in designated parking areas for the length of time permitted by such camping, and that individuals engaged in legal hunting and fishing and military personnel or other persons engaged in special use under authorization of the chief or authorized agent are excepted.

Eff (Amended) 9-16-74; 9-28-77; 1-9-04
Rule promulgated under: RC 119.03
Rule authorized by: RC 1503.01
Rule amplifies: RC 1503.01
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/17/2009 and 02/01/2014

1501:3-4-04 Motor vehicles, bicycles, horses required to stay on roads or trails; negligent operation, accessibility.

(A) No person shall operate any motor vehicle or vehicle or ride any APV, snowmobile, bicycle, dog sled, or horse within any state forest except over and upon roads, trails or other facilities designated and provided and posted for such purpose unless authorized by the chief or his authorized agent.

(B) No person shall cause a motor vehicle or vehicle, dog sled, bicycle, APV, snowmobile or horse to be operated or lead in a careless, negligent or reckless manner.

(C) 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 and where not otherwise restricted for safety purposes, resource protection, or by designation of the chief or authorized agent.

Eff 9-16-74; 7-16-95; 1-9-04
Rule promulgated under: RC 119.03
Rule authorized by: RC 1503.01
Rule amplifies: RC 1503.01
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/17/2009 and 02/01/2014

1501:3-4-05 Boats and watercraft with motors prohibited; exception.

No person shall operate watercraft with motors on state forest lakes, except that electric motors are permitted.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/17/2009 and 02/01/2014

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 1503.01

Rule Amplifies: 1503.01

Prior Effective Dates: 9/16/74

1501:3-4-08 One way trails.

No person shall operate any vehicle on a one way state forest all-purpose vehicle or snowmobile trail in a direction opposite to which it is posted.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/17/2009 and 02/01/2014

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 1503.01

Rule Amplifies: 1503.01

Prior Effective Dates: 9/16/74

1501:3-4-10 Passengers on all-purpose vehicles and snowmobiles.

No person shall while operating an all-purpose vehicle or snowmobile on a designated all-purpose vehicle or snowmobile trail or area carry more passengers than the vehicle's designed capacity.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/17/2009 and 02/01/2014

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 1503.01

Rule Amplifies: 1503.01

Prior Effective Dates: 9/16/74

1501:3-4-12 All-purpose vehicle size limitation.

No person shall operate any all-purpose vehicle possessing a width greater than fifty inches on any lands controlled by the division and designated for use by all-purpose vehicles.

Eff 9-25-86; 1-9-04
Rule promulgated under: RC 119.03
Rule authorized by: RC 1503.01
Rule amplifies: RC 1503.01
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/17/2009 and 02/01/2014

1501:3-4-13 Removal of vehicles.

Whenever any forest officer finds any vehicle stopped, parked or standing in an area prohibited by rule 1501:3-4-03 or 1501:3-4-03 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 or poses a hazard to property or people, such officer may arrange for the removal of said vehicle. Cost and risks of such removal shall be borne by the owner/operator of said vehicle.

Effective: 05/11/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/17/2009 and 05/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1503.01
Rule Amplifies: 1503.01
Prior Effective Dates: 9/25/86; 1/9/04

1501:3-4-14 Helmets and eye protection in state forests.

No person shall operate or ride any all-purpose vehicle or snowmobile on any state forest trail or area designated and provided for such use without a protective helmet and eye protection. All helmets and eye protection shall conform to standards promulgated by the director of highway safety.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/17/2009 and 02/01/2014

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 1503.01

Rule Amplifies: 1503.01

Prior Effective Dates: 7/16/95

1501:3-4-15 Seasonal closure of all-purpose vehicle area.

Unless otherwise posted or approved by the chief, areas and trails provided and designated for all-purpose vehicle use at Pike, Richland Furnace and Perry state forest all-purpose vehicle areas shall be closed to all-purpose vehicle use annually beginning the day after the end of the deer-gun season and ending the thirty-first day of March.

Effective: 05/11/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/17/2009 and 05/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1503.01
Rule Amplifies: 1503.01
Prior Effective Dates: 7/16/95