Chapter 4501-13 Slow Moving Vehicle Emblem

4501-13-01 Design of slow-moving vehicle emblem (SMV).

(A) The SMV identification emblem consists of a fluorescent, red-orange equilateral triangle with a red retroreflective border positioned with a point of the triangle up. The size and shape of the emblem are shown in figure 1 of ANSI/ASAE S 276.6 JAN2005. The red-orange fluorescent triangle provides for daylight identification. The red retroreflective border defines the shape of the fluorescent color in daylight and appears as a hollow red triangle in the path of motor vehicle headlights at night.

(B) The SMV emblem design, specifications, performance requirements and testing procedures must meet all sections of ANSI/ASAE S 276.6 JAN2005.

SMV emblems manufactured before the effective date of this chapter may continue to be used if the emblem met and continues to meet the ASAE or ANSI/ASAE standard in effect at the time the emblem was made.

(C) The SMV emblem may be permanently mounted or movable:

(1) Permanent-mounted emblem: a fluorescent, red-orange equilateral triangle with a red retroreflective border as illustrated in figure 1 of ANSI/ASAE S 276.6 JAN2005 and securely affixed to a slow-moving vehicle.

(2) Movable emblem: a fluorescent, red-orange equilateral triangle with a red retroreflective border as illustrated in figure 1 of ANSI/ASAE S 276.6 JAN2005 securely affixed to a backing material as illustrated in figure 2 of ANSI/ASAE S 276.6 JAN2005 and displayed on a slow-moving vehicle.

(D) The SMV emblem manufacturer shall place the company name and address on the emblem and shall also certify that the emblem meets the requirements of ANSI/ASAE S 276.6 JAN2005. This information shall be clearly and permanently marked on the face of the emblem. It shall appear only in the lower center or lower right hand corner of the emblem. On movable emblems, the information may be located on the reverse side of the backing material. When the information is located on the face of the emblem, it shall not include trademarks, symbols, or other types of promotional communications, and the total area used for such information on the face of the emblem shall not exceed 6.5 cm2 (2 in.2).

Effective: 05/27/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/09/2010 and 03/09/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4513.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4513.11 , R.C. 4513.03
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/66, 12/1/77, 8/11/05

4501-13-02 Backing material for movable SMV emblem.

(A) The size of the backing material for movable SMV emblems shall be as shown in figure 2 of ANSI/ASAE S 276.6 JAN2005.

(B) Backing material for movable emblems shall be equivalent to 1.0 mm ( 0.04 in.)

minimum thickness aluminum; 22-gauge 0.8 mm ( 0.03 in.) minimum thickness millgalvanized coated sheet steel; or 2.0 mm ( 0.08 in.) minimum thickness ABS plastic as specified in ASTM International standard (ASTM) D4673 or 2.00 mm ( 0.08 in.) high impact polystyrene plastic as specified in ASTM D4549.

(C) The backing material shall be weatherable, semi-rigid and have a surface receptive to a durable bond. The edges of the backing material shall be shaped to minimize personal injury during handling and when mounted on a slow-moving vehicle. .

(D) The backing material for movable SMV emblems shall be as large or larger than the slow-moving vehicle identification emblem.

(E) All of these requirements are minimal and do not preclude the use of materials having superior performance.

Effective: 05/27/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/09/2010 and 03/09/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4513.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4513.11
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/66, 12/1/77, 8/11/05

4501-13-03 Fluorescent and reflective materials for SMV emblem.

(A) The reflective and fluorescent SMV emblem materials shall be tough, flexible, and of sufficient thickness and strength to meet the requirements of clause 6.2.5 of ANSI/ASAE S 276.6 JAN2005. After the durability test (paragraph 6.2.5 of ANSI/ASAE S 276.6 JAN2005). the emblem material shall show no appreciable cracking, crazing, blistering, loss of durable bond or dimensional change, and reflective material shall show no appreciable discoloration.

(B) The red-orange color, purity, luminance, and peak reflectance of the fluorescent material shall comply with the specifications of table 3 in ANSI/ASAE S 276.6 JAN2005 before and after the durability test.

(C) Retroreflective sheeting shall meet requirements of ASTM D4956 for type V sheeting except for the photometric requirements and shall meet the minimum photometric requirements specified in table 1 of ANSI/ASAE S 276.6 JAN2005. The sheeting shall meet the color specification limits in table 2 of ANSI/ASAE S 276.6 JAN2005.

(D) All of these requirements are minimal and do not preclude the use of materials having superior performance.

Effective: 05/27/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/09/2010 and 03/09/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4513.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4513.11
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/66, 12/1/77, 8/11/05

4501-13-04 Mounting and attaching the SMV emblem.

(A) Both the permanently mounted SMV emblem and the movable SMV emblem shall be mounted with the point of the triangle upward. (See figure 1 of ANSI/ASAE S 276.6 JAN2005).

(B) Emblems shall be mounted in a plane perpendicular, to the direction of travel and plus or minus twenty degrees from the vertical. The emblem shall be visible from the rear of a slow moving vehicle.

(C) The emblem shall be displayed as near to the rear and centered, or as near to the left of center of the vehicle or equipment as practicable. It shall be located 0.6 to 3.0 m (two to ten ft) above the ground measured from lower edge of the emblem.

(D) The emblem shall be securely and rigidly affixed to the equipment. Movable emblems may be mounted by using the socket and identification emblem bracket specified in ANSI/ASAE S 277.2 FEB1972(R2008). "Mounting brackets and socket for warning lamp and slow-moving vehicle (SMV) identification emblem," or by other means that provide secure and rigid attachment.

(E) The effective reflectivity and fluorescence of the emblem shall be unobscured to the extent that the triangular shape is readily identifiable both day and night.

(F) When more than one vehicle is being operated or transported in a train or series, the emblem may be mounted on either the first vehicle or attached implement as long as the emblem is visible and identifiable from the rear of vehicles involved.

Effective: 05/27/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/09/2010 and 03/09/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4513.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4513.03 , 4513.11
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/66, 12/1/77, 8/11/05

4501-13-05 [Rescinded] Lamps and reflectors.

Effective: 05/27/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/09/2010
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4513.11 , 4513.111
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4513.11 , 4513.111 , 4513.03
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/66, 12/1/77, 8/11/05

4501-13-06 Referenced materials.

The following are contact sites for materials incorporated by reference in Chapter 4501-13 of the Administrative Code:

(A) American national standards institute (ANSI), 1819 L. Street, NW 6th Floor, Washington DC 3005620036, telephone : 202-293-8020, web address: http://www.ansi.org/

(B) American society of agricultural engineers (ASAE), 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659, telephone: 269-429-0300, web address: http://www.asabe.org/

(C) Society of automotive engineers (SAE), 400 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, PA 15096, telephone: 724-776-4841, web address: http://www.sae.org/

(D) ASTM international (ASTM), 100 Barr Harbor Drive, PO Box C700, West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959, web address: http://www.astm.org/

Effective: 05/27/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/09/2010 and 03/09/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4513.11 , 4513.111
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4513.03 , 4513.11 , 4513.111
Prior Effective Dates: 8/11/05