432.325  RESPONSIBILITY OF SCHOOL BUS DRIVER; INVESTIGATION OF VIOLATIONS.
   (a)   As used in this section, "license plate" includes, but is not limited to, any temporary license placard issued under Ohio R.C. 4503.182 or under a similar law of another jurisdiction.
   (b)   When the operator of a school bus believes that a motorist has violated Section 432.32(a), the operator shall report the license plate number and a general description of the vehicle to the Police Division.
   (c)   Upon receipt of the report of the alleged violation of Section 432.32(a), the Police Division shall conduct an investigation to attempt to determine the identity of the operator of the vehicle at the time of the alleged violation.  If the identity of the operator at the time of the alleged violation is established, the reporting of the license plate number of the vehicle shall establish probable cause for the Police Division to issue a citation for a violation of Section 432.32(a).  However, if the identity of the operator of the vehicle at the time of the alleged violation cannot be established, the Police Division shall issue a warning to the owner of the vehicle at the time of the alleged violation, except in the case of a leased or rented vehicle, when the warning shall be issued to the lessee at the time of the alleged violation.
(ORC 4511.751) (Ord. 31-1979.  Passed 4-9-79.)