351.01 POLICE MAY REMOVE UNATTENDED VEHICLE WHICH OBSTRUCTS TRAFFIC.
Whenever any police officer finds a vehicle unattended upon any street, bridge or causeway, or in any tunnel, where such vehicle constitutes an obstruction to traffic, such officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle to the nearest garage or other place of safety. (ORC 4511.67)
351.02 REGISTERED OWNER PRIMA-FACIE LIABLE FOR UNLAWFUL PARKING.
In any hearing on a charge of illegally parking a motor vehicle, testimony that a vehicle bearing a certain license plate was found unlawfully parked as prohibited by the provisions of this Traffic Code, and further testimony that the record of the Ohio Registrar of Motor Vehicles shows that the license plate was issued to the defendant, shall be prima-facie evidence that the vehicle which was unlawfully parked, was so parked by the defendant. A certified registration copy, showing such fact, from the Registrar shall be proof of such ownership.
351.03 PROHIBITED STANDING OR PARKING PLACES.
No person shall stand or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or to comply with the provisions of this Traffic Code, or while obeying the directions of a police officer or a traffic control device, in any of the following places:
(a) On a sidewalk, curb or street lawn area, except a bicycle;
(b) n front of a public or private driveway;
(c) Within an intersection;
(d) Within ten feet of a fire hydrant;
(e) On a crosswalk;
(f) Within twenty feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
(g) Within thirty feet of, and upon the approach to, any flashing beacon, stop sign or traffic control device;
(h) Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the end of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by a traffic control device;
(i) Within fifty feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
(j) Within twenty feet of a driveway entrance to any fire station and’ on the side of the street opposite the entrance to any fire station, within seventy-five feet of the entrance when it is properly posted with signs;
(k) Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
(l ) Alongside any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
(m) Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a street, or within a street tunnel;
(n) At any place where signs prohibit stopping, standing or parking, or of the maximum time limited by signs;
(o) Within one foot of another parked vehicle;
(p) On the roadway portion of a freeway, expressway or thruway.
351.04 PARKING NEAR CURB; HANDICAPPED LOCATIONS ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LOTS AND GARAGES.
(a) Every vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway where there is an adjacent curb shall be stopped or parked with the curb side wheels of such vehicle parallel with and not more than twelve inches from the curb, unless it is impossible to approach so close to the curb; in such case the stop shall be as close to the curb as possible and only for the time necessary to discharge and receive passengers or to load or unload merchandise.
(b) This subsection does not apply to streets or parts thereof where angle parking is lawfully permitted. However, no angle parking shall be permitted on a State Route unless an unoccupied roadway width of not less than twenty-five feet is available for free-moving traffic.
(c) No vehicle shall be stopped or parked on a road or street with the vehicle facing in a direction other than the direction of travel on that side of the road or street.
(d) Notwithstanding any provision of this Code or any rule, air compressors, tractors, trucks and other equipment, while being used in the construction, reconstruction, installation, repair or removal of facilities near, on, over or under a street, may stop, stand or park where necessary in order to perform such work, provided a flagman is on duty, or warning signs or lights are displayed as may be prescribed by the Ohio Director of Transportation.
(e) Special parking locations and privileges for handicapped persons shall be provided and designated by the Municipality and all agencies and instrumentalities thereof at all offices and facilities, where parking is provided, whether owned, rented or leased, and at all publicly owned parking garages. The locations shall be designated through the posting of international symbol of accessibility and shall be reasonably close to exits, entrances, elevators and ramps. All elevated signs posted in accordance with this subsection and Ohio R.C. 3781.111(13) shall be mounted on a fixed or movable post, and the distance from the ground to the top edge of the sign shall measure five feet.
(f) No person shall stop, stand or park any motor vehicle at special parking locations provided for handicapped persons under this section or at special parking locations provided for handicapped persons in or on privately owned parking lots, parking garages or other parking areas and designated in accordance with subsection (e) hereof, unless the motor vehicle is being operated by or for the transport of a handicapped person and is displaying a parking card or special handicapped license plates.
(g) When a motor vehicle is being operated by or for the transport of a handicapped person and is displaying a parking card or special handicapped license plates, the motor vehicle shall be permitted to park for a period of two hours in excess of the legal parking period permitted by local authorities, except where local ordinances or police rules provide otherwise or where the vehicle is parked in such a manner as to be clearly a traffic
(1) As used in this section, “handicapped person” means any person who has lost the use of one or both legs, or one or both arms, who is blind, deaf or so severely handicapped as to be unable to move about without the aid of crutches or a wheelchair, or whose mobility is restricted by a permanent cardiovascular, pulmonary or other handicapping condition (ORC 4503.44)
(2) “Special handicapped license plates” and “parking card” mean any license plates or parking card issued under Ohio R.C. 4503.44, and also mean any substantially similar license plates or parking card issued by a state, district, country or sovereignty with which the Ohio Director of Highway Safety has entered into a reciprocity agreement as authorized by Ohio R.C. 5502.03, during the time the agreement is in effect. (ORC 4511.69)
351.05 MANNER OF ANGLE PARKING.
Upon streets where angle parking is permitted, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle other than at the angel to the curb or edge of the roadway as in indicated by appropriate signs or markings.
351.06 SELLING, WASHING OR REPAIRING VEHICLE UPON ROADWAY.
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of:
(a) Displaying such vehicle for sale;
(b) Washing, greasing or repairing such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency. (Ord. 26-1992)
351.07 UNATTENDED VEHICLE: DUTY TO STOP ENGINE, REMOVE KEYS, SET BRAKE AND TURN WHEELS.
No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key from the ignition, effectively setting the king brake, and’ when the motor vehicle is standing upon any grade, turning the front wheels to the b or side of the highway.
The requirements of this section relating to the stopping of the engine, locking of the ignition and removing the key from the ignition of a motor vehicle shall not apply to an emergency vehicle or a public safety vehicle. (O.R,C. 4511.661) (Ord. 26-1992)
351.08 OPENING VEHICLE DOOR ON TRAFFIC SIDE.
No person shall open the door of a vehicle on the side available to moving traffic unless and until reasonably safe to do so, and can be done without interfering with the movement of other traffic, nor shall any person leave a door open on the side of a vehicle available to moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers. (O.R,C 4511.70(C)) (Ord 26-1992)
351.09 TRUCK LOADING ZONES.
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose or length of time other than for the expeditious unloading and delivery or pickup and loading of materials in any place marked as a truck loading zone during hours when the provisions applicable to such zones are in effect. In no case shall the stop for loading and unloading of materials exceed thirty minutes.
351.10 BUS STOPS AND TAXICAB STANDS.
(a) No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle other than a bus in a bus stop, or other than a taxicab in a taxicab stand when any such stop or stand has been officially designated and appropriately posted, except that the driver of a passenger vehicle may temporarily stop therein for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers when such stopping does not interfere with any bus or taxicab waiting to enter or about to enter such zone, and then only for a period not to exceed three minutes, if such stopping is not prohibited therein by posted signs.
(b) The operator of a bus shall not stop, stand or park such vehicle upon any street at any place for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or their baggage other than at a bus stop so designated and posted as such, except in case of an emergency.
(c) The operator of a bus shall enter a bus stop on a public street in such a manner that the bus when stopped to load or unload passengers or baggage shall be in a position with the right front wheel of such vehicle not further than eighteen inches from the curb and the bus approximately parallel to the curb so as not to unduly impede the movement of other vehicular traffic.
(d) The operator of a taxicab shall not stand or park such vehicle upon any street at any place other than in a taxicab stand so designated and posted as such. This provision shall not prevent the operator of a taxicab from temporally stopping in accordance with other stopping or parking provisions at any place for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers.
351.11 PARKING IN ALLEYS AND NARROW STREETS; EXCEPTIONS.
No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle upon a street, other than an alley, in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten feet of the width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic, except that a driver may stop temporarily during the actual loading or unloading of passengers or when directed to by a police officer or traffic control signal.
Except as otherwise provided by law, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within an alley except while actually loading and unloading, and then only for a period not to exceed thirty minutes.
351.12 PROHIBITION AGAINST PARKING ON STREETS OR HIGHWAYS.
Upon any street or highway outside a business or residence district, no person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the paved or main traveled part of the street or highway if it is practicable to stop, park or so leave such vehicle off the paved or main traveled part of such street or highway. In every event, a clear and unobstructed portion of the street or highway opposite such standing vehicle shall be left for the free passage of other vehicles, and a clear view of such stopped vehicle shall be available from a distance of 200 feet in each direction upon such street or highway.
This section does not apply to the driver of any vehicle which is disabled while on the paved or improved or main traveled portion of a street or highway in such manner and to such extend that it is impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving the disabled vehicle in such position.
(ORC 4511.66) (Ord. 26-1992)
351.13 PARKING ON POSTED PRIVATE PROPERTY.
If an owner of private property posts on the property in a conspicuous manner, prohibition against parking on the property or conditions and regulations under which parking is permitted, no person shall do either of the following:
(a) Park a vehicle on the property without the owner’s consent;
(b) Park a vehicle on the property in violation of any condition or regulation posted by the owner.
(ORC 4511.681) (Ord. 26-1992)