5577.15 Application of size and weight provisions of chapter.

(A) The size and weight provisions of this chapter do not apply to a person who is engaged in the initial towing or removal of a wrecked or disabled motor vehicle from the site of an emergency on a public highway where the vehicle became wrecked or disabled to the nearest site where the vehicle can be brought into conformance with the requirements of this chapter or to the nearest qualified repair facility.

(B) Any subsequent towing of a wrecked or disabled vehicle shall comply with the size and weight provisions of this chapter.

(C) No court shall impose any penalty prescribed in section 5577.99 of the Revised Code or the civil liability established in section 5577.12 of the Revised Code upon a person towing or removing a vehicle in the manner described in division (A) of this section.

Effective Date: 09-16-2004