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(A) For the purpose of this section and § 72.66, the component parts of a SEAT SAFETY BELT include a belt, anchor attachment assembly, and a buckle or closing device.
(B) No person shall sell, lease, rent, or operate any PASSENGER CAR, as defined in R.C. § 4501.01 (E), that is registered or to be registered in this state and that is manufactured or assembled on or after January 1, 1962, unless the passenger car is equipped with sufficient anchorage units at the attachment points for attaching at least two sets of seat safety belts to its front seat. The anchorage units at the attachment points shall be of a construction, design, and strength to support a loop load pull of not less than 4,000 pounds for each belt.
(C) No person shall sell, lease, or rent any “passenger car”, as defined in R.C. § 4501.01 (E), that is registered or to be registered in this state and that is manufactured or assembled on or after January l, 1966, unless the passenger car has installed in its front seat at least two seat safety belt assemblies.
(D) After January 1, 1966, neither any seat safety belt for use in a motor vehicle nor any component part of any seat safety belt shall be sold in this city unless the seat safety belt or the component part satisfies the minimum standard of specifications established by the Society of Automotive Engineers for automotive seat belts and unless the seat safety belt or component part is labeled so as to indicate that it meets those minimum standard specifications.
(E) Each sale, lease, or rental in violation of this section constitutes a separate offense.
(F) Whoever violates this section shall be guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(R.C. § 4513.262) (Res. 87-13, passed 6-1-87)