371.01  CODE APPLICATION TO BICYCLES.
   (a)   The provisions of this Traffic Code which are applicable to bicycles apply whenever a bicycle is operated upon any street or upon any path set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.
(ORC 4511.52)
   (b)   Except as provided in division (d) of this section, a bicycle operator who violates any section of the Traffic Code described in division (a) of this section that is applicable to bicycles 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 shall not have any points assessed against the person's driver's license, commercial driver's license, temporary instruction permit, or probationary license under Ohio R.C. 4510.036.
   (c)   Except as provided in division (d) of this section, in the case of a violation of any section of the Traffic Code described in division (a) of this section by a bicycle 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 at the time of the violation, the court, notwithstanding any provision of the Traffic Code to the contrary, may require the bicycle operator or motor vehicle operator to take and successfully complete a bicycling skills course approved by the court in addition to or in lieu of any penalty otherwise prescribed by the Traffic Code for that violation.
   (d)   Divisions (b) and (c) of this section do not apply to violations of Section 333.01.
   (e)   Every person operating a bicycle shall obey the instructions of official traffic control devices and signals applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
(Ord. 81-2016.  Passed 6-20-16.)
Penalty - see Sections 307.01, 307.02 and 371.16