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339.12 SLOW-MOVING VEHICLES OR EQUIPMENT CROSSING RAILROAD TRACKS.
No person shall operate or move any crawler-type tractor, steam shovel, derrick, roller or any equipment or structure having a normal operating speed of six or less miles per hour or a vertical body, or load clearance of less than nine inches above the level surface of the roadway, upon or across any tracks at a railroad grade crossing without first complying with subsections (a) and (b) hereof.
(a) Before making any crossing, the person operating or moving the vehicle or equipment shall first stop the same, and while stopped he shall listen and look in both directions along the track for any approaching train and for signals indicating the approach of a train, and shall proceed only upon exercising due care.
(b) No crossing shall be made when warning is given by automatic signal or crossing gates, or a flagman or other manner, of the immediate approach of a railroad train or car.
If the normal sustained speed of the vehicle, equipment or structure is not more than three miles per hour, the person owning, operating or moving the same shall also give notice of the intended crossing to a station agent or superintendent of the railroad and a reasonable time shall be given to the railroad to provide proper protection for such crossing. Where such vehicles or equipment are being used in constructing or repairing a section of highway lying on both sides of a railroad grade crossing, and in such construction or repair it is necessary to repeatedly move the vehicles or equipment over the crossing, one daily notice specifying when the work will start and stating the hours during which it will be prosecuted is sufficient.
(ORC 4511.64; Ord. 1964-395. Passed 7-20-64.)