The general assembly finds that the improper obstruction of railroad grade crossings by trains is a direct threat to the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of this state inasmuch as improper obstructions create uniquely different local safety problems by preventing the timely movement of ambulances, the vehicles of law enforcement officers and firefighters, and official and unofficial vehicles transporting health care officials and professionals. It is the intent of the general assembly in amending sections 5589.21 , 5589.24 , and 5589.99 of the Revised Code that the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of this state be enhanced through those amendments.
Cite as R.C. § 5589.20
History. Effective Date: 10-27-2000