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(a) The operator of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicle and the traffic upon and the condition of the street. (ORC 4511.34)
(b) The driver of any truck, or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle, when traveling upon a street or highway outside a business or residence district shall maintain a sufficient space, whenever conditions permit, between such vehicle and another vehicle ahead so an overtaking motor vehicle may enter and occupy such space without danger. This subsection does not prevent overtaking and passing nor does it apply to any lane specially designated for use by trucks.
(c) Motor vehicles being driven upon any street or roadway outside of a business or residence district in a caravan or motorcade, shall maintain a sufficient space between such vehicles so an overtaking vehicle may enter and occupy such space without danger. This subsection shall not apply to funeral processions. (Ord. 7-83. Passed 3-21-83.)
(d) If the offender commits the offense while distracted and the distracting activity is a contributing factor to the commission of the offense, the offender is subject to the additional fine established under Section 303.991 of the Traffic Code. (ORC 4511.34)