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(a) No person while on a roadway outside a safety zone shall solicit a ride from the driver of any vehicle.
(b) Except as provided herein, no person shall stand on a highway for the purpose of soliciting employment, business or contributions from the occupant of any vehicle. The Mayor is hereby authorized to issue a permit, after application, authorizing the solicitation of charitable contributions on a highway, subject to the following restrictions:
(1) Said permit shall only be issued to a charitable organization. For purposes of this section, "charitable organization" refers to an organization which the Internal Revenue Service has determined to be tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(C)(3).
(2) Said permit shall be valid only for a single, stated period of time.
(3) Said permit shall contain the location at which such solicitation is authorized, and such location shall conform to the following parameters:
A. It shall be within 200 feet of a functioning traffic signal, but not within any intersection.
B. The highway shall be at least thirty feet wide.
C. The location shall be one at which all solicitors will be clearly visible to oncoming traffic. In making this determination, consideration shall be taken of the general topography of the area and the existence of vegetation, buildings or other structures which would obscure a motor vehicle operator's line of sight.
(4) Such solicitation shall be authorized only between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and sunset.
(5) Any organization applying for a permit shall provide proof of insurance against any liability which may arise as a result of its solicitation activities.
(6) No more than four persons shall be authorized to be on the highway soliciting at any one time.
(7) Said permit shall be subject to immediate revocation if it is determined, by the Chief of Police, that the authorized organization is conducting its solicitation activities in a manner which jeopardizes the safety, health or welfare of any individual.
(Ord. 141-1993. Passed 8-6-93.)
(c) No person shall hang onto or ride on the outside of any motor vehicle while it is moving upon a roadway, except mechanics or test engineers making repairs or adjustments, or workers performing specialized highway or street maintenance or construction under authority of a public agency.
(d) No operator shall knowingly permit any person to hang onto or ride on the outside of any motor vehicle while it is moving upon a roadway, except mechanics or test engineers making repairs or adjustments, or workers performing specialized highway or street maintenance or construction under authority of a public agency.
(e) No driver of a truck, trailer, or semitrailer shall knowingly permit any person who has not attained the age of 16 years to ride in the unenclosed or unroofed cargo storage area of his or her vehicle if the vehicle is traveling faster than 25 miles per hour, unless either of the following applies:
(1) The cargo storage area of the vehicle is equipped with a properly secured seat to which is attached a seat safety belt that is in compliance with Federal standards for an occupant restraining device as defined in Ohio R.C. 4513.263(A)(2), the seat and seat safety belt were installed at the time the vehicle was originally assembled, and the person riding in the cargo storage area is in the seat and is wearing the seat safety belt; or
(2) An emergency exists that threatens the life of the driver or the person being transported in the cargo storage area of the truck, trailer, or semitrailer.
(f) No driver of a truck, trailer, or semitrailer shall permit any person, except for those workers performing specialized highway or street maintenance or construction under authority of a public agency, to ride in the cargo storage area or on a tailgate of his or her vehicle while the tailgate is unlatched.
(g) Whoever violates divisions (e) or (f) of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.