339.14  DISPLAY OF WARNING DEVICES ON DISABLED VEHICLES.
   (a)    Whenever any motor truck, bus, commercial tractor, trailer, semitrailer or pole trailer is disabled upon the traveled portion of any street or highway or the shoulder thereof or upon any freeway, expressway, thruway and connecting, entering or exiting ramps, at any time when lighted lamps are required on vehicles, the operator of such vehicle shall display the following warning devices upon the street or highway during the time the vehicle is disabled on the street or highway except as provided in subsection (a) hereof:
      (1)    A lighted fusee shall be immediately placed on the roadway at the traffic side of such vehicle unless red or amber electric lanterns or red or amber reflectors are displayed.
      (2)    Within the burning period of the fusee and as promptly as possible, three lighted flares or pot torches, or three red or amber reflectors or three red or amber electric lanterns shall be placed on-the roadway as follows:
         A.    One at a distance of forty paces or approximately 100 feet in advance of the vehicle;
         B.    One at a distance of forty paces or approximately 100 feet to the rear of the vehicle except as provided in this section, each in the center of the lane of traffic occupied by the disabled vehicle;
         C.    One at the traffic side of the vehicle.
   (b)    Whenever any vehicle used in transporting flammable liquids in bulk, or in transporting compressed flammable gases, is disabled upon a street or highway at any time or place mentioned in subsection (a) hereof, the driver of such vehicle shall display upon the roadway the following warning devices:
      (1)    One red or amber electric lantern or one red or amber reflector shall be immediately placed on the roadway at the traffic side of the vehicle;
      (2)    Two other red or amber electric lanterns or two other red or amber reflectors shall be placed to the front and rear of the vehicle in the same manner prescribed for flares in subsection (a) hereof.
   (c)    When a vehicle of a type specified in subsection (b) hereof is disabled, the use of flares, fusees or any signal produced by flame as warning signals is prohibited.
   (d)    Whenever any vehicle of a type referred to in this section is disabled upon the traveled portion of a street or highway or the shoulder thereof, or upon any freeway, expressway, thruway and connecting, entering or exiting ramps, at any time when the display of fusees, flares, red or amber reflectors or electric lanterns is not required, the operator of such vehicle shall display two red flags upon the roadway in the lane of traffic occupied by the disabled vehicle, one at a distance of forty paces or approximately 100 feet in advance of the vehicle and one at a distance of forty paces or approximately 100 feet to the rear of the vehicle, except as otherwise provided in this section.
   (e)    The flares, fusees, lanterns, red reflectors and flags to be displayed as required in this section shall conform with the requirements of Ohio R. C. 4513.27 applicable thereto.
   (f)    In the event the vehicle is disabled near a curve, crest of a hill or other obstruction of view, the flare, flag, reflector or lantern in that direction shall be placed as to afford ample warning to other users of the street or highway, but in no case shall it be placed less than forty paces or approximately 100 feet nor more than 120 paces or approximately 300 feet from the disabled vehicle.
(ORC 4513.28; Ord. 1964-395. Passed 7-20-64.)