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Section 4513.112 | Speed and emblem requirements for slow moving vehicles.


(A) Except as otherwise provided in division (B)(1) of this section, no person shall operate an SMV on a street or highway as follows:

(1) At a speed exceeding twenty-five miles per hour;

(2) Without displaying the triangular SMV emblem mounted in accordance with division (B) of this section.

(B) The SMV emblem shall be mounted so as to be visible from a distance of not less than five hundred feet to the rear. In accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, the director of public safety shall adopt standards and specifications for the design and position of mounting the SMV emblem. The standards and specifications for the SMV emblem shall correlate with and, so far as possible, conform with those approved by the American society of agricultural engineers.

(C) A person may operate an SMV on a street or highway without displaying the triangular SMV emblem when any of the following apply:

(1) The SMV is being used in actual construction and maintenance work in an area guarded by a flagperson, or where flares are used.

(2) The SMV is operating or traveling within the limits of a construction area designated by the director of transportation, a city engineer, or the county engineer of the several counties, when such construction area is marked in accordance with requirements of the director and the manual of uniform traffic control devices, as set forth in section 4511.09 of the Revised Code.

(D) No person shall display an SMV emblem on any of the following:

(1) Any vehicle not required to use the SMV emblem by this section or section 4513.113 or 4513.114 of the Revised Code;

(2) An SMV being transported upon any other vehicle;

(3) Any stationary object on the highway.

(E) No person shall sell, lease, rent, or operate an SMV, except a unit designed to be completely mounted on a primary power unit that is manufactured or assembled on or after April 1, 1966, unless it is equipped with an SMV emblem mounting device.

(F) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.

Last updated October 13, 2022 at 5:29 PM

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