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Motorized Bicycle

ORDINANCE 84-7-2 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 80-9-2 OF THE ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF WAYNESFIELD,
PASSED ON SEPTEMBER 6, 1980

 

WHEREAS, the Council desires to amend Ordinance No. 80-9-2 of the Village of Waynesfield, passed on September 6, 1980, to reflect the new motorized bicycle legislation adopted by the State of Ohio; Now, Therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF WAYNESFIELD, COUNTY OF AUGLAIZE, AND STATE OF OHIO:

SECTION I.  That Ordinance No. 80-9-2 of the Ordinances of the Village of Waynesfield, Ohio, passed September 6, 1980, be and hereby is, amended to read as follows:

MOTORIZED BICYCLE OPERATION, EQUIPMENT AND LICENSE

a. No person shall operate a motorized bicycle upon any street or highway or any public or private property used by the public for purposes of vehicular travel or parking, unless all of the following conditions are met;

  1. The person possesses a valid license or permit authorizing such operation and which is issued by the Ohio Registrar of Motor Vehicles under Ohio R.C. Chapter 4507 (Driver’s License Law) or Ohio R.C. 4511.521;
  2. The motorized bicycle is equipped in accordance with rule adopted by the Ohio Director of Highway Safety and is in proper working order;
  3. The person, if he is under eighteen years of age, is wearing a protective helmet on his head with the chin strap properly fastened, and the motorized bicycle is equipped with a rear-view mirror;
  4. The person operates the motorized bicycle when practicable within three feet of the right edge of the roadway obeying all traffic rules applicable to vehicles; and
  5. The motorized bicycle displays on the rear of such bicycle the correct license plate or validation sticker furnished by the Ohio Director of Highway Safety under Ohio R. C. 4503.191. This subsection (a) (5) is not effective until the end of the first month of the registration period in 1985 to which the motorized bicycle is assigned by the Ohio Registrar of Motor vehicles as provided in Ohio R. C. 4503.101.

b. No person operating a motorized bicycle shall carry another person upon the motorized bicycle. (ORC 4511.521)

RULES FOR BICYCLES AND MOTORCYCLES

c. A person operating a bicycle or motorcycle shall not ride other than upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, nor carry any other person upon such bicycle or motorcycle other than upon a firmly attached and regular seat thereon, nor shall any person ride upon a bicycle or motorcycle other than upon such a firmly attached and regular seat.

d. A person shall ride upon a motorcycle only while sitting astride the seat facing forward, with one leg on each side of the motorcycle.

  1. No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle, or article that prevents the driver from keeping at least one hand upon the handle bars.
  2. No bicycle or motorcycle shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped, nor shall any motorcycle be operated on a highway when the handle bars or grips are more than 15 inches higher than the seat or saddle for the operator.
  3. No person shall operate or be a passenger on a motorcycle without using safety glasses or other protective eye device. No person who is under the age of 18 years, or who holds a motorcycle operator’s endorsement or license bearing a “NOVICE” designation that is currently in effect as provided in R.C. Section 4507.13 shall operate a motorcycle on a highway, or be a passenger on a highway, or be a passenger on a motorcycle, unless wearing a protective helmet on his head, and no other person shall be a passenger on a motorcycle operated by such a person unless similarly wearing a protective helmet. The helmet, safety glasses, or other protective eye device shall conform with regulations prescribed and promulgated by the director of highway safety. The provisions of this paragraph or a violation thereof shall not be used in the trial of any civil action. (R.C. Section 4511.53)
  4. No person shall operate or be a passenger on a bicycle at dusk and after dark without lighting in and above the reflectors, on the front to equal 2 D cell batteries; and on the rear, a red light to equal 1 D cell battery, to be used at dusk, and/or after dark.

    SECTION II. That after the first warning, motorized bicycles not complying with Sections (a) (1), (2), (3), and (5), and bicycles not complying with Section (h) will be confiscated, and will not be returned to the owner until evidence of equipment and/or license have been proved.

    SECTION III. That whoever violates any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be fined not more than one hundred ($100.00).

    SECTION IV. That the existing Ordinance 80-9-2 of the Ordinances of the Village of Waynesfield, Ohio, passed on September 6, 1980, be and hereby is, repealed.

     

    1st Reading                                2nd Reading                                3rd Reading

    (7/23/84)                                    (8/27/84)                                    (9/24/84)

    VOTE:                   D. Chiles –    yes                        D. Chiles –     yes                     D. Chiles –     yes

    J. Chiles –     yes                        J.  Chiles –      yes                     J. Chiles –     yes

    Gilroy –    yes                              Gilroy –          yes                       Gilroy –     yes

    Helmlinger –     yes                    Helmlinger-   yes                   Helmlinger-     yes

    Wilcox –     yes                            Wilcox –         yes                       Wilcox –     yes

    Zimmerman-     absent        Zimmerman –  yes                    Zimmerman –  yes