Part 3 Traffic Code - Title 3 Streets and Traffic Control Devices

  1. Chapter 311 Street Obstructions and Special Uses
  2. Chapter 313 Traffic Control Devices

Chapter 311 Street Obstructions and Special Uses

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Section 311.01 Placing Injurious Material or Obstructions in Street

  1. No person shall place or knowingly drop upon any part of a street, highway or alley any tacks, bottles, wire, glass, nails or other articles which may damage or injure any person, vehicle or animal traveling along or upon such street, except such substances that may be placed upon the roadway by proper authority for the repair or construction thereof.
  2. Any person who drops or permits to be dropped or thrown upon any street any noxious, destructive or injurious material shall immediately remove the same.
  3. Any person authorized to remove a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a street shall remove any glass or other injurious substance dropped upon the street from such vehicle.
  4. No person shall place any obstruction in or upon a street without proper authority.
  5. No person, with intent to cause physical harm to a person or vehicle, shall place or knowingly drop upon any part of a highway, lane, road, street or alley any tacks, bottles, wire, glass, nails or other articles which may damage or injure any person, vehicle or animal traveling along or upon such highway, except such substances that may be placed upon the roadway by proper authority for the repair or construction thereof.
  6. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, whoever violates any provision of subsections (a) to (d) of 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 any provision of subsections (a) to (d) of 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 any provision of subsections (a) to (d) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.
  7. Whoever violates subsection (e) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.  

(ORC 4511.74)

Section 311.02 Parades and Assemblages

  1. No person, group of persons or organization shall conduct or participate in any parade, assemblage or procession other than a funeral procession upon any street or highway, or block off any street or highway area, without first obtaining a permit from the Police Chief.
  2. Applications for such permits shall be made on such forms as may be prescribed and shall contain such information as is reasonably necessary to a fair determination of whether a permit should be issued.  Applications shall be filed not less than five days before the time intended for such parade, procession or assemblage.
  3. The permit may be refused or cancelled if:
    1. The time, place, size or conduct of the parade including the assembly areas and route of march would unreasonably interfere with the public convenience and safe use of the streets and highways.
    2. The parade would require the diversion of so great a number of police officers to properly police the line of movement, assembly area and areas contiguous thereto so as to deny normal police protection to the Municipality.
    3. The parade route of march or assembly areas would unreasonably interfere with the movement of police vehicles, fire-fighting equipment or ambulance service to other areas of the Municipality.
    4. The parade would unreasonably interfere with another parade for which a permit has been issued.
    5. The information contained in the application is found to be false, misleading or incomplete in any material detail.
    6. An emergency such as a fire or storm would prevent the proper conduct of the parade.
      • The permit or any order accompanying it may limit or prescribe reasonable conditions, including the hours, the place of assembly and of dispersal, the route of march or travel and the streets, highways or portions thereof which may be used or occupied.
  4. Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; on a second offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; on each subsequent offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

Section 311.03 Toy Vehicles on Street

  1. No person on roller skates or riding in or by means of any sled, toy vehicle, skateboard or similar device shall go upon any roadway except while crossing a street on a crosswalk and except on streets set aside as play streets.
  2. Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; on a second offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; on each subsequent offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

Section 311.04 Snow removal

  1. No person shall discharge, plow, push or otherwise place or deposit any ice or snow on to any public land or easement, or in or onto any street, highway or any other public roadway within the City or sidewalk except for accumulations which are necessary residuals of street or highway cleaning operations by the City or other public authority.
  2. No person removing snow from any driveway or sidewalk within the City shall deposit the same on the pavement or sidewalk of any public street or on any tree lawn in any public street except the tree lawn on the same premises from which the snow is removed.
  3. No person removing snow from any private property shall deposit the snow therefrom onto the property of another without the permission of the owner or person entitled to possession.
  4. No person shall discharge, plow, push or otherwise place or deposit any ice or snow so as to obstruct, conceal or cover a fire hydrant.
  5. No person shall discharge, plow, push or otherwise place or deposit any ice or snow so as to obstruct the view from the street within twelve feet of any street intersection.
  6. Should the Director of Administrator or his designee find it necessary or useful to remove any accumulations of ice or snow improperly placed in violation of this section, the offender or offenders, in addition to any fines or other penalties provided by law, shall be liable to the City for the reasonable cost of removing the ice and snow.
  7. Whoever violates (a) or (b) of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree and penalized accordingly.  A first violation of subsections (c), (d) or (e) shall be a minor misdemeanor.  Any subsequent violation of subsections (c), (d) or (e), within one year of a prior violation of the same subsection shall be a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.