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