5577.15 Application of size and weight provisions of chapter.

(A) The size and weight provisions of this chapter do not apply to any of the following:

(1) 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, to the nearest storage facility, or to the nearest qualified repair facility;

(2) A person who is en route to the site of an emergency on a public highway to remove a wrecked or disabled motor vehicle;

(3) A person who is returning from delivering a wrecked or disabled motor vehicle to a site, storage facility, or repair facility as specified in division (A)(1) of this section.

(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 who is operating a vehicle in the manner described in division (A) of this section.


Amended by 133rd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 62, §101.01, eff. 7/3/2019.

Effective Date: 09-16-2004 .

Related Legislative Provision: See 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 26, §755.30.