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Except as otherwise provided by R.C. § 4519.40, as amended from time to time.
   (a)   The applicable provisions of this Traffic Code apply to the operation of snowmobiles, off- highway motorcycles, and all-purpose vehicles, except that no person shall operate a snowmobile, off- highway motorcycle, or all-purpose vehicle as follows:
      (1)   On any state highway, including a limited access highway or freeway or the right-of-way thereof, except for emergency travel during such time and in such manner as the Ohio Director of Public Safety designates or except as authorized by R.C. § 4519.41(F);
      (2)   On any private property, or in any nursery or planting area, without the permission of the owner or other person having the right to possession of the property;
      (3)   On any land or waters controlled by the state, except at those locations where a sign has been posted permitting such operation;
      (4)   On the tracks or right-of-way of any operating railroad;
      (5)   While transporting any firearm, bow or other implement for hunting that is not unloaded and securely encased in violation of R.C. § 4519.40 as the same may be amended;
      (6)   For the purpose of chasing, pursuing, capturing or killing any animal or wild fowl; or
      (7)   During the time from sunset to sunrise, unless displaying lighted lights as required by R.C. § 4519.20 or a substantially equivalent municipal ordinance.
      (8)   On any street or other public way in the City, except as otherwise provided in Section 476.04.
   (b)   Whoever violates this section shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or imprisoned not less than three nor more than 30 days, or both.
(Ord. 54-2020. Passed 4-27-20.)