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Section 4955.51 | Wayside detector system installation and operation.


(A)(1) Except as otherwise provided in division (A)(2) of this section, any person responsible for the installation of wayside detector systems alongside or on a railroad shall ensure that each system location is not more than ten miles from the adjacent system location.

(2) If the natural terrain does not allow for the placement of the next adjacent system location within ten miles from the prior system location, the next adjacent system location shall be installed not more than fifteen miles from the prior system location.

(B) When a wayside detector system detects a defect in a passing train, rolling stock, on-track equipment, or its component equipment and parts, if the message regarding the defect is not immediately sent to the operator of that train, rolling stock, or on-track equipment, the person that receives the message shall immediately notify the operator of the defect.

(C) The department of transportation and the public utilities commission, as part of their work with each railroad company under division (B) of section 4955.50 of the Revised Code, shall ensure both of the following:

(1) The manner in which wayside detector systems are installed and placed complies with division (A) of this section;

(2) The manner in which wayside detector system messages are sent and received complies with division (B) of this section.

Last updated May 3, 2023 at 12:47 PM

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