Lawriter - OAC - 3335-21-11 Operations generally.

3335-21-11 Operations generally.

(A) Passing of buses. A vehicle may pass a bus receiving or discharging passengers only when:

(1) The bus is receiving or discharging passengers at a bus stop where a recess allows the bus to be located off the main roadway.

(2) The roadway has been marked to provide two or more lanes of traffic in the same direction.

(3) The driver of a vehicle overtaking and passing upon the left side of a bus that has stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging passengers, when such overtaking and passing is permitted, may proceed only upon exercising due caution for pedestrians.

(B) Obedience to markers, buttons and signs regulating turns. When authorized markers, buttons or other indications are placed within an intersection indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles turning at the same place, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey the directions of such indications.

(C) Obedience to markings, signs, etc. regulating direction of travel. When markings, signs, barriers or other devices are placed to designate streets, roadways or parts thereof upon which vehicular traffic shall proceed in one direction only during one period of the day, no person shall operate a vehicle in a manner contrary to the direction of such markings, signs, barriers or other devices.

(D) Obedience to stop signs.

(1) Except when directed to proceed by a law enforcement officer, a traffic control officer, or a hospital and campus security officer, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop sign shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, or if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting street or roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting street or roadway before entering it.

(2) After having stopped, the driver shall yield the right of way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another street or roadway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time the driver is moving across or within the intersection or junction of streets or roadways.

(E) Obedience to yield signs.

(1) The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign shall slow down to a speed reasonable for the existing conditions and, if required for safety to stop, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, or if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting street or roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting street or roadway before entering it.

(2) After slowing or stopping, the driver shall yield the right of way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another street or roadway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time the driver is moving across or within the intersection or junction of streets or roadways. Whenever a driver is involved in a collision with a vehicle in the intersection or junction of streets or roadways, after driving past a yield sign without stopping, the collision shall be prima-facie evidence of the driver's failure to yield the right of way.

(F) Blocking intersections. No driver shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle he or she is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic control signal indication to proceed.

(G) Damaging curbs, sidewalks or traffic control devices. Any person having charge of a vehicle who drives into or against any curbing, sidewalk or traffic control device along a street or roadway, thereby cracking, breaking or otherwise injuring the same, and any person who cracks, breaks or otherwise injures or defaces the same in any manner, shall be responsible for the repair or replacement of the damaged curb, sidewalk or traffic control device.

(H) Driving through or around gate arms. No person shall drive a vehicle through, under or around a gate arm while such arm is in the guarded position.

(I) Failure to control. No person shall operate a motor vehicle or motorcycle upon a street or roadway or on any public or private property other than streets or roadways without exercising reasonable and ordinary control over such vehicle.

(J) Speed; assured clear distance.

(1) Speed limits. The speed limit on university streets or roadways shall be twenty-five miles per hour or as posted by official traffic control devices placed by transportation and parking services upon the basis of engineering and traffic investigations.

(2) Slow speed. No person shall operate a vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or to comply with law.

(3) Assured clear distance. No person shall operate a motor vehicle in and upon a street or roadway at a speed greater or less than is reasonable or proper, having due regard for the traffic on and the surface and width of the street or roadway and any other condition, and no person shall drive any motor vehicle in and upon a street or roadway at a greater speed than will permit him or her to bring it to a stop within the assured clear distance ahead.

(K) Reckless operation on streets, public or private property. No person shall operate a vehicle on any street or roadway in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.

Replaces: 3335-21-11


Effective: 8/3/2012
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3335
Rule Amplifies: 3335.08
Prior Effective Dates: 03/13/1978, 11/19/1978, 08/02/1982, 07/01/2003, 08/03/2012