§ 473.01  Code Application to Bicycles and Mobility Devices
   (a)   The provisions of this Traffic Code that are applicable to bicycles and mobility devices apply whenever a bicycle or mobility device is operated upon any highway or upon any path set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles or mobility devices.
   (b)   The provisions of this Traffic Code shall apply to bicycles and mobility devices, and any person operating a bicycle or mobility device on a street shall comply with all operational rules and traffic control devices applicable to vehicular traffic, whenever possible.
   (c)   Except as provided in division (e) of this section, a bicycle or mobility device operator who violates any provision of this Traffic Code described in division (a) of this section that is applicable to bicycles and mobility devices may be issued a ticket, citation, or summons by a law enforcement officer for the violation in the same manner as the operator of a motor vehicle would be cited for the same violation. A person who commits any such violation while operating a bicycle or mobility device shall not have any points assessed against the person's driver's license, commercial driver's license, temporary instruction permit, or probationary license under RC 4510.036.
   (d)   Except as provided in division (e) of this section, in the case of a violation of any provision of this Traffic Code described in division (a) of this section by a bicycle operator, a mobility device operator, or by a motor vehicle operator when the trier of fact finds that the violation by the motor vehicle operator endangered the lives of bicycle riders or mobility device operators at the time of the violation, the court, notwithstanding any provision of this Traffic Code or the Revised Code to the contrary, may require the bicycle operator, mobility device operator or motor vehicle operator to take and successfully complete a bicycling or mobility device skills course approved by the court in addition to or in lieu of any penalty otherwise prescribed by this Traffic Code or the Revised Code for that violation.
   (e)   Divisions (c) and (d) of this section do not apply to violations of RC 4511.19 or Chapter 433.
(Ord. No. 464-2019. Passed 6-3-19, eff. 7-5-19; Am. Ord. No. 396-2020. Passed 6-3-20, eff. 6-9-20)
Statutory reference:
   Similar State law, see RC 4511.52