A new motor vehicle may be operated on the public roads or highways of this state without displaying a license plate or placard issued to a manufacturer, dealer, or distributor under section 4503.27 of the Revised Code or any other license plate specified in the Revised Code if all of the following apply to the new motor vehicle:
(A) The new motor vehicle was being transported on a railroad car;
(B) The railroad car or the train of which the railroad car was a part was involved in an accident that required the unloading of the new motor vehicle from the railroad car in order to preserve its condition or to facilitate the process of returning the accident site to its normal state;
(C) The operator of the new motor vehicle was instructed by a law enforcement officer at the accident site to drive the new motor vehicle from the accident site directly to another location for the purpose of removing the new motor vehicle from the accident site and storing the new motor vehicle;
(D) The operator of the new motor vehicle proceeds from the accident site to the storage location utilizing the most direct route.
Effective Date: 09-17-1996 .