Chapter 4501-29 Snowmobiles and All-Purpose Vehicles

4501-29-01 Equipment of snowmobiles, off-highway motorcycles, and all-purpose vehicles.

(A) Every snowmobile, off-highway motorcycle, and all-purpose vehicle shall have at minimum, one working headlight and one working red tail light as described in section 4519.20 of the Revised Code.

(B) Adequate brakes

(1) Every snowmobile shall be capable of stopping as described in section 4519.20 of the Revised Code.

(2) Every off-highway motorcycle and all-purpose vehicle shall be capable at all times, and under all conditions of loading, of being stopped on a dry, smooth, level road, free from loose material, upon application of the service or foot brake within the following distance:

(a) With brakes on all wheels, vehicle shall come to a stop in thirty feet or less from a speed of twenty miles per hour;

(b) Not having brakes on all wheels, vehicle shall come to a stop in forty feet or less from a speed of twenty miles per hour.

(3) Every off-highway motorcycle and all-purpose vehicle manufactured after January 1, 2006, shall have a split service brake system or two independently actuated service brake systems. The split service brake system shall be as defined in federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) 122 set forth in 49 C.F.R. 571.122 (January 1, 1974). FMVSS 122 may be accessed electronically via http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html.

(C) Every snowmobile, off-highway motorcycle, and all-purpose vehicle shall have a working muffler system that precludes emissions as described in section 4519.20 of the Revised Code and prevents excessive or unusual noise.

Replaces: 4501-29-01

Effective: 05/26/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/09/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4519.20
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4519.20
Prior Effective Dates: 7/16/01, 6/3/06