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Rule 4501-13-04 | Mounting and attaching the SMV emblem.


(A) Both the permanently mounted SMV emblem and the movable SMV emblem shall be mounted with the point of the triangle upward. (See figure 1 of ANSI/ASAE S276.7 SEP2010).

(B) Emblems shall be mounted in a plane perpendicular, to the direction of travel and plus or minus twenty degrees from the vertical. The emblem shall be visible from the rear of a slow moving vehicle.

(C) The emblem shall be displayed as near to the rear and centered, or as near to the left of center of the vehicle or equipment as practicable. It shall be located 0.6 to 3.0 m (two to ten ft) above the ground measured from lower edge of the emblem.

(D) The emblem shall be securely and rigidly affixed to the equipment. Movable emblems may be mounted by using the socket and identification emblem bracket specified in ANSI/ASAE S277.2 FEB1972(R2012), "Mounting brackets and socket for warning lamp and slow-moving vehicle (SMV) identification emblem," or by other means that provide secure and rigid attachment.

(E) The effective reflectivity and fluorescence of the emblem shall be unobscured to the extent that the triangular shape is readily identifiable both day and night.

(F) When more than one vehicle is being operated or transported in a train or series, the emblem may be mounted on either the first vehicle or attached implement as long as the emblem is visible and identifiable from the rear of vehicles involved.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: R.C. 4513.11
Amplifies: R.C. 4513.03, 4513.11
Five Year Review Date: 3/1/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/1966, 12/1/1977, 8/11/2005, 5/27/2010