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(a) Every motor vehicle operating within the City of Cleveland for the purpose of selling ice cream, frozen custards, sherbets or other frozen desserts within the public streets shall be equipped with clearly visible and illuminated brake lights and shall have “slow, children” regulations on said vehicles. A vehicle meets the requirements of this section if it either:
(1) Has a retractable driver-operated yellow “slow, children” sign on the left side of the vehicle, to be activated when stopped or standing for the purpose of selling ice cream or frozen desserts; or
(2) Bears a yellow sign stating legibly in a contrasting color, “slow, children” on both the front and rear of the vehicle and which can be illuminated by the driver when stopped or standing for the purpose of selling ice cream or frozen desserts. The sign shall be of sufficient size to be clearly legible to one of normal vision from a distance of two hundred (200) feet.
(b) The driver of any vehicle overtaking a motor vehicle selling ice cream or frozen desserts shall heed the “slow, children” sign and exercise due caution when passing said vehicle.
(c) No person shall operate any motor vehicle within the City of Cleveland for the purpose of selling ice cream or other frozen desserts within the public streets later than 8:15 p.m., during the months of May through August, inclusive, and no later than 6:00 p.m., other times.
(d) The time limitation set forth in division (c) shall not apply to the sale of ice cream or other frozen desserts by concessionaires under agreement within City of Cleveland-owned parks.
Also, notwithstanding and as an exception to the Codified Ordinances of Cleveland, Ohio, 1976, vehicles selling ice cream and other frozen desserts in the city streets shall park within six (6) inches of the curb. This provision shall not apply to such vehicles within the city parks.
(e) Whoever violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree for the first offense and for each violation thereafter, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.
(Ord. No. 2180-B-86. Passed 2-1-88, eff. 2-8-88)