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(a) No person shall drive over the improved highways of this municipality a traction engine or tractor with tires or wheels equipped with ice picks, spuds, spikes, chains or other projections of any kind extending beyond the cleats, and no person shall tow or in any way pull another vehicle over the improved highways of this municipality which towed or pulled vehicle has tires or wheels equipped with ice picks, spuds, spikes, chains or other projections of any kind. TRACTION ENGINE or TRACTOR, as used in this section, applies to all self-propelling engines equipped with metal-tired wheels operated or propelled by any form of engine, motor or mechanical power.
(b) This municipality shall not adopt, enforce or maintain any ordinance, rule or regulation contrary to or inconsistent with division (a) above, nor shall this municipality require any license tax upon or registration fee for any traction engine, tractor or trailer, or any permit or license to operate. Operators of traction engines or tractors shall have the same rights upon the public streets and highways as the drivers of any other vehicles, unless some other safe and convenient way is provided, and no public road open to traffic shall be closed to traction engines or tractors.
(R.C. § 5589.08)