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(a) No vehicle shall be operated upon the public highways, streets, bridges, and culverts within this Municipality whose dimensions exceed those specified in this section.
(1) No such vehicle shall have a width in excess of:
A. One hundred four inches for passenger bus type vehicles operated exclusively within the Municipality.
B. One hundred two inches, excluding such safety devices as are required by law, for passenger bus type vehicles operated over freeways, and such other State roads with minimum pavement widths of 22 feet, except those roads or portions thereof over which operation of 102-inch buses is prohibited by order of the Director of Transportation.
C. One hundred thirty-two inches for traction engines.
D. One hundred two inches for recreational vehicles, excluding safety devices and retracted awnings and other appurtenances of six inches or less in width and for all other vehicles, except that the Director may prohibit the operation of 102-inch recreational vehicles on designated State highways or portions of highways.
E. One hundred two inches, including load, for all other vehicles, except that the director may prohibit the operation of 102-inch vehicles on such state highways or portions thereof as the director designates.
(2) No such vehicle shall have a length in excess of:
A. Sixty-six feet for passenger bus type vehicles operated by a regional transit authority pursuant to Ohio R.C. 306.30 to 306.54.
B. Forty-five feet for all other passenger bus type vehicles.
C. Fifty-three feet for any semitrailer when operated in a commercial tractor-semitrailer combination, with or without load, except that the Director nay prohibit the operation of any such commercial tractor-semitrailer combination on such State highways or portions thereof as the Director designates.
D. Twenty-eight and one-half feet for any semitrailer or trailer when operated in a commercial tractor-semitrailer-trailer or commercial tractor-semitrailer-semitrailer combination, except that the Director may prohibit the operation of any such commercial tractor-semitrailer-trailer or commercial tractor-semitrailer-semitrailer combination on such State highways or portions thereof as the Director designates.
E. Seventy-five feet for drive-away saddlemount vehicle transporter combinations and drive-away saddlemount with fullmount vehicle transporter combinations, not to exceed three saddlemounted vehicles, but which may include one (1) fullmount.
F. Sixty-five feet for any other combination of vehicles coupled together, with or without load, except as provided in division (a)(2)C. and D., and in division (a)(4) below.
G. Forty-five feet for recreational vehicles.
H. Forty feet for all other vehicles, except trailers and semitrailers, with or without load.
(3) No such vehicle shall have a height in excess of 13-1/4 feet, with or without load.
(4) An automobile transporter or boat transporter shall be allowed a length of 65 feet, and a stinger-steered automobile transporter or stinger-steered boat transporter shall be allowed a length of 75 feet, except that the load thereon may extend no more than four feet beyond the rear of such vehicles and may extend no more than three feet beyond the front of such vehicles, and except further that the Director may prohibit the operation of a stinger-steered automobile transporter, stinger-steered boat transporter, or a B-train assembly on any State highway or portion thereof that the Director designates.
(5) The widths prescribed in division (a) of this section shall not include side mirrors, turn signal lamps, marker lamps, handholds for cab entry and egress, flexible fender extensions, mud flaps, splash and spray suppressant devices, and load-induced tire bulge.
(6) The width prescribed in division (a)(2)(F) of this section shall not include automatic covering devices, tarp and tarp hardware, and tiedown assemblies; provided these safety devices do not extend more than three inches from each side of the vehicle
(b) The widths prescribed in division (a)(1)E. of this section shall not include automatic covering devices used by a vehicle hauling solid waste.
(c) The lengths prescribed in divisions (a)(2)B. through G. shall not include safety devices, bumpers attached to the front or rear of such bus or combination, B-train assembly used between the first and second semitrailer of a commercial tractor-semitrailer-semitrailer combination, energy conservation devices as provided in any regulations adopted by the secretary of the United States Department of Transportation, or any noncargo-carrying refrigerator equipment attached to the front of trailers and semitrailers. In special cases, vehicles that dimensions exceed those prescribed by this section may operate in accordance with rules adopted by the Director.
(d) This section does not apply to fire engines, fire trucks, or other vehicles or apparatus belonging to the Municipality or to the Volunteer Fire Department thereof or used by such Department in the discharge of its functions. This section does not apply to vehicles and pole trailers used in the transportation of wooden and metal poles, nor to the transportation of pipes or well-drilling equipment, nor to farm machinery and equipment. The owner or operator of any vehicle, machinery, or equipment not specifically enumerated in this section but the dimensions of which exceed the dimensions provided by this section, when operating the same on the highways and streets of the Municipality, shall comply with the rules of the Director governing such movement. Any person adversely affected shall have the same right of appeal as provided in Ohio R.C. Chapter 119.
(e) This section does not require the Municipality or any railroad or other private corporation to provide sufficient vertical clearance to permit the operation of such vehicle, or to make any changes in or about existing structures now crossing streets, roads, and other public thoroughfares.
(f) As used in this section, RECREATIONAL VEHICLE has the same meaning as in Ohio R.C. 4501.01.
(Am. Ord. O2005-29, passed 4-5-2005; Am. Ord. O2007-23, passed 3-20-2007)