4501-15-03 Reflectors.

Reflectors shall be constructed and installed so as to provide adequate and reliable illumination and shall conform to the appropriate S.A.E. standards for reflex reflectors.

(A) Every motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer and pole trailer shall carry on the rear, either as a part of the tail lamps or separately, two or more red reflectors meeting the requirements of this rule, except that motorcycles and motor-driven cycles shall carry at least one such reflector.

(B) Every such reflector shall be mounted on the vehicle at a height not less than fifteen inches nor more than sixty inches measured as set forth in section 4513.03 of the Revised Code, and shall be of such size and characteristic and so mounted as to be visible at night from all distances within three hundred feet to fifty feet from such vehicle when directly in front of lawful upper beams of headlamps.

(C) Every multi-wheeled agricultural tractor whose model year was 2001 or earlier, when being operated or traveling on a street or highway at times specified in section 4513.03 of the Revised Code at a minimum shall be equipped, on the extreme left and right projection of the tractor, with amber reflectors visible to the front and red reflectors visible from the rear. The placement of these reflectors shall correlate with and, to the extent not inconsistent with section 4513.111 of the Revised Code, conform with paragraphs 4.1. 4.1, 4.1. 8.1 and 4.1. 8.2 of the American society of agricultural engineers standard ANSI/ASAE S 279.14 JUL08. lighting and marking of agricultural equipment on highways. These reflectors are in addition to the slow-moving vehicle emblem required by section 4513.11 of the Revised Code.

(D) Every unit of farm machinery whose model year was 2002 or later, when being operated or traveling on a street or highway at times specified in section 4513.03 of the Revised Code shall be equipped with reflectors that meet or exceed the standards that are applicable to that type of farm machinery for the unit's model year specified in the American society of agricultural engineers standard ANSI/ASAE S 279.14 JUL08. lighting and marking of agricultural equipment on highways.

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 , R.C. 4513.19, R.C. 4513.111
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4513.11 , R.C. 4513.19, R.C. 4513.111
Prior Effective Dates: 11/17/66, 10/16/82, 7/23/01, 8/11/05