1501:41-14-03 Operating on frozen lakes.

(A) No person shall operate a snowmobile, ice boat, or all purpose vehicle upon the frozen surface of waters of the division when such waters have not been specifically posted, indicating said vehicles may be operated thereon.

(B) Ice thickness for the operation of a snowmobile, ice boat, or all purpose vehicle upon the frozen surface of any waters of the division and designated by the chief as permissible for such operation shall be determined by the operator.

(C) The division recommends a minimum ice thickness of five inches, but offers no guarantee of safety to any person who voluntarily assumes a known and obvious risk inherent to such vehicle operation.

(D) No motor vehicles other than snowmobiles, ice boats, or all purpose vehicles shall be permitted on the frozen surface of waters of the division at any time.

(E) No person shall operate a snowmobile, ice boat, or all purpose vehicle upon the frozen surface of the waters of Portage lakes state park in excess of twenty miles per hour when within one hundred feet of any shoreline.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/29/2010 and 01/25/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/75, 7/1/80, 1/20/95