Section 4511.711 | Driving on sidewalk.
(A) No person shall drive any vehicle, other than a bicycle, upon a sidewalk or sidewalk area except upon a permanent or duly authorized temporary driveway.
Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting local authorities from regulating the operation of bicycles within their respective jurisdictions, except that no local authority may require that bicycles be operated on sidewalks.
(B) Except as otherwise provided in this division, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.
Available Versions of this Section
- September 21, 2006 – House Bill 389 - 126th General Assembly [ View September 21, 2006 Version ]
- October 29, 2018 – Amended by House Bill 250, House Bill 95 - 132nd General Assembly [ View October 29, 2018 Version ]
- April 15, 2021 – Amended by House Bill 295 - 133rd General Assembly [ View April 15, 2021 Version ]