Lawriter - OAC - 3335-21-09 Traffic control devices.

3335-21-09 Traffic control devices.

(A) Authority to install. The university shall place and maintain traffic control signs, signals and devices when and as required under this chapter to make effective the provisions of this chapter. The university may place and maintain such additional traffic control devices as may be deemed necessary to regulate traffic and parking under these regulations or under state law or to guide or warn traffic.

(B) Conformity with Ohio manual. All traffic control signs, signals and devices shall conform to the specifications of the "Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices." All traffic control devices so erected and not inconsistent with the provisions of state law or rules shall be official traffic control devices.

(C) Obedience to devices. No driver of a vehicle shall fail to obey the instructions of an official traffic control device applicable thereto placed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, unless otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer, traffic control officer, hospital and campus security officer, or other public safety personnel subject to the exceptions granted the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle in this chapter.

(D) Signs required for enforcement. No provision of this chapter for which signs are required shall be enforced, and no assessment shall be made against an alleged violator if, at the time and place of the alleged violation, an official sign is not in proper position and sufficiently legible to be seen by an ordinarily observant person. Whenever a particular rule does not state that signs are required, such shall be effective even though no signs are erected or in place.

(E) Interference with devices or signals. No person shall, without lawful authority from the university, attempt to or in fact alter, deface, injure, knock down or remove any official traffic control device or signal, or any inscription, shield or insignia thereon, or any other part thereof.

(F) One-way streets, roads and alleys. Whenever the university designates a street, roadway or alley as one-way, signs giving notice thereof shall be placed and maintained. No such rule shall be effective unless such signs are in place. Signs indicating the direction of lawful traffic movement shall be placed at every intersection where movement of traffic in the opposite direction is prohibited.

(G) Restriction on direction during certain periods. The university is hereby authorized to determine and designate streets and roadways, parts of streets and roadways or specific lanes thereon upon which vehicular traffic shall proceed in one direction during one period and the opposite direction during another period of the day, and shall either position law enforcement officers, hospital and campus security officers, or traffic control officers, or place and maintain appropriate markings, signs, barriers or other devices to give notice thereof The university may erect signs temporarily designating lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction, regardless of the center line of the street and roadway.

(H) Markers, buttons and signs regulating turns. The university is hereby authorized to place markers, buttons or signs within or adjacent to intersections indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles turning at such intersections. Such course to be traveled as so indicated may conform to or be other than as prescribed by state statute or rules.

(I) Additional turning restrictions. The university is hereby authorized to determine those intersections at which drivers of vehicles shall not make a right, left or "U" turn, and shall place proper signs at such intersections. The making of such turns may be prohibited between certain hours of any day and permitted at other hours, in which event the same shall be plainly indicated on the signs or they may be removed when such turns are permitted.

(J) Regulation of speed. The university is hereby authorized to regulate the timing of traffic in an orderly and safe manner at speeds slightly at variance from the speeds otherwise applicable within the vicinity or at intersections and shall erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof

(K) Bus stops and taxicab stands. The university shall establish bus stops, bus stands, taxicab stands and stands for other passenger common-carrier motor vehicles on streets and roadways in such places that provide adequate accessibility and safety to the public. Every such bus stop, bus stand, taxicab stand or other stand shall be designated by appropriate signs.

(L) Loading zones. The university is hereby authorized to determine the location of passenger and freight curb loading zones and shall place and maintain appropriate signs indicating the same and stating the hours during which they may be lawfully used.

Replaces: 3335-21-11

Effective: 8/3/2012
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 111.15
Rule Amplifies: 3335.08
Prior Effective Dates: 3/13/78, 11/19/78, 8/2/82, 7/1/03