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(a) No person who does not hold a valid, current motor vehicle driver’s or commercial driver’s license, motorcycle operator’s endorsement, or probationary license, issued under RC Chapters 4506 or 4507, or a valid, current driver’s license issued by another jurisdiction, shall operate a snowmobile, off- highway motorcycle, or all-purpose vehicle on any street or highway in this City, on any portion of the right-of-way thereof, or on any public land or waters. Notwithstanding the license requirements under this division (a), the City may permit operation of a snowmobile, off-highway motorcycle, or all-purpose vehicle on City property designated for recreational use of such vehicles.
(b) No person who is less than sixteen (16) years of age shall operate a snowmobile, off-highway motorcycle, or all-purpose vehicle on any land or waters other than private property or waters owned by or leased to the person’s parent or guardian, unless accompanied by another person who is eighteen (18) years of age, or older, and who holds a license as provided in division (A) of this section, except as follows:
(1) The Ohio Department of Natural Resources may permit such operation on state controlled land under its jurisdiction when such person is less than sixteen (16) years of age and is accompanied by a parent or guardian who is a licensed driver eighteen (18) years of age or older.
(2) The City may permit such operation on City property designated for recreational use of such vehicles, under rules and regulations governing such property, when a person is less than sixteen (16) years of age and is accompanied by a parent or guardian.
(c) Whoever violates this section shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), imprisoned not less than three (3) nor more than thirty (30) days, or both.
(RC 4519.44; Ord. No. 726-17. Passed 10-16-17, eff. 10-20-17)