452.06  UNATTENDED VEHICLES; DUTY TO LOCK IGNITION, REMOVE KEY, SET BRAKE, ETC.
   (a)   No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key from the ignition, effectively setting the parking brake, and, when the motor vehicle is standing upon any grade, turning the front wheels to the curb or side of the highway.
   (b)   The requirements of this section relating to the stopping of the engine, locking of the ignition, and removing the key from the ignition of a motor vehicle do not apply to any of the following:
      (1)   A motor vehicle that is parked on residential property;
      (2)   A motor vehicle that is locked, regardless of where it is parked;
      (3)   An emergency vehicle ;
      (4)   A public safety vehicle.
(ORC 4511.661)
   (c)   No person owning or in control of any construction, compaction, earth-grading or farm machinery which is self-propelled and which moves upon the surface of the earth shall permit such machinery to stand for any period of time unattended without first locking the ignition system or otherwise rendering such machinery inoperable so as to prevent any person unauthorized by the owner or individual in control thereof from starting such machinery.
(Ord. 69-82.  Passed 6-16-69; Ord. 05-24. Passed 5-16-05.)