(A)   Any dealer who rents, leases or otherwise furnishes a snowmobile, off-highway motorcycle, or all- purpose vehicle for hire shall maintain the vehicle in safe operating condition. No dealer, or agent or employee of a dealer, shall rent, lease or otherwise furnish a snowmobile, off-highway motorcycle, or all-purpose vehicle for hire to any person who does not hold a license as required by R.C. § 4519.44(A) or a substantially equivalent municipal ordinance, or to any person whom the dealer or an agent or employee of the dealer has reasonable cause to believe is incompetent to operate the vehicle in a safe and lawful manner.
   (B)   Whoever violates this section shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500.
(R.C. § 4519.45) (Rev. 2004)