Chapter 4501-39 Animal Drawn Vehicles
This chapter is adopted pursuant to section 4513.11 of the Revised Code which:
(A) requires the director of public safety to adopt rules establishing standards and specifications for the position of mounting of alternate reflective material on animal-drawn vehicles, and
(B) requires the director of public safety to adopt standards for lamps and reflectors on animal-drawn vehicles.
Replaces: Rule 4501-39-01
Every animal-drawn vehicle upon a street or highway shall at all times be equipped in one of the following ways:
(A) With a slow-moving vehicle emblem complying with division (B) of section 4513.11 of the Revised Code and Chapter 4501-13 of the Administrative Code; or
(B) With alternate reflective material complying with this chapter; or
(C) With both a slow-moving vehicle emblem and alternate reflective material as specified in this chapter.
(A) As a minimum, alternate reflective material is to be black, gray, silver or white in color, must cover a minimum of seventy-two square inches in area and shall be mounted in one of the following configurations on the rear of the animal-drawn vehicle:
(1) The alternate reflective material configuration is to consist of at least seventy-two square inches and with one-inch wide strips applied to the outside edge of the rear of the animal-drawn vehicle to approximate the outline of the vehicle. If the minimum seventy-two square inches is to be applied, the top horizontal strip is to be twenty-four inches in length, the two side vertical strips are to be eighteen inches in length and the bottom horizontal strip is to be twelve inches in length. The top horizontal strip is to be mounted as high on the rear of the vehicle as possible; or
(2) The alternate reflective material configuration is to consist of two sets of vertical strips with one set of strips applied on each side of the rear of the animal-drawn vehicle. Each vertical strip configuration is to consist of nine strips of alternate reflective material, each four inches in length and one inch in width applied to allow each strip to be separated by a space of one inch.
(B) The alternate reflective material shall be mounted on the animal-drawn vehicle so as to be visible from a distance of not less than five hundred feet to the rear when illuminated by the lawful lower beam of headlamps during the time from sunset to sunrise, and at any other time when there are unfavorable atmospheric conditions or when there is not sufficient natural light to render discernible persons, vehicles, and substantial objects on the highway at a distance of one thousand feet ahead.
(C) Alternate reflective material shall be kept free of dirt and debris.
(1) Lamp(s) to the rear:
(a) Lamp(s) shall be red in color when illuminated.
(b) The tail lamp(s) shall be visible from a distance of not less than one thousand feet to the rear of the vehicle.
(2) Lamp to the front:
(a) Lamp shall be white in color when illuminated.
(b) White lamp shall be visible from a distance of not less than one thousand feet to the front of the vehicle.
If only one lamp to the rear is used, there shall be two red reflectors visible from all distances of six hundred feet to one hundred feet to the rear when illuminated by the lawful lower beams of headlamps.