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(a) For the purposes of this section, “studded tire” means any tire designed for use on a vehicle and equipped with metal studs or studs of wear- resisting material that project beyond the tread of the traction surface of the tire. “Motor vehicle”, “street or highway”, “public safety vehicle”, and “school bus” have the same meaning as given those terms in Chapter 401.
(b) (1) Except as provided in division (b)(2) of this section, no person shall operate any motor vehicle other than a public safety vehicle or school bus that is equipped with studded tires on any street or highway in this City, except during the period extending from the first day of November of each year through the fifteenth day of April of the succeeding year.
(2) A person may operate a motor vehicle that is equipped with retractable studded tires with the studs retracted at any time of the year, but shall operate the motor vehicle with the studs extended only as provided in division (b)(1) of this section.
(c) Division (b) of this section does not apply to the use of tire chains when there is snow or ice on the streets or highways where the chains are being used, or the immediate vicinity thereof.
(d) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(RC 5589.99(B); Ord. No. 1281-15. Passed 10-16-17, eff. 10-20-17)