(A)   No person shall stand in any portion of the state highways, except upon the shoulders thereof, for the purpose of soliciting a ride from the driver of any motor vehicle.
   (B)   No person shall stand or loiter in the main traveled portion, including the shoulders and median, of any state highway or street, excluding sidewalks, or stop any motor vehicle for the purpose of soliciting employment, business or contributions from the driver or occupant of any motor vehicle that impedes the normal movement of traffic on the public highways or streets.  The provisions of this division shall not apply to licensees, employees or contractors of the Department of Transportation or of any municipality engaged in construction or maintenance or in making traffic or engineering surveys.
   (C)   The section does not prohibit engaging in the distribution of newspapers on the non-traveled portion of any street or highway except when those distribution activities impede the normal movement of traffic on the street or highway.
   (D)   In the event the solicitation event or the solicitors shall create a nuisance, delay traffic, create threatening or hostile situations, any law enforcement officer with proper jurisdiction may order the solicitations to cease.  Any individual failing to follow a law enforcement officer’s lawful order to cease solicitation shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.
(Ord. O-12-09, passed 12-10-2012)