339.12  WEIGHT OF LOAD; WIDTH OF TIRE.
   No person shall transport over the public streets, alleys, highways, bridges or culverts in any vehicle propelled by muscular, motor or other power, any burden, including weight of vehicle and load, greater than the following:
   (a)   (1)   In vehicles having metal tires three inches or less in width, a load of 500 pounds for each inch of the total width of tire on all wheels;
      (2)   When the tires on such vehicles exceed three inches in width, an additional load of 800 pounds shall be permitted for each inch by which the total width of the tires on all wheels exceeds 12 inches.
   (b)   In vehicles having tires of rubber or other similar substance, for each inch of the total width of tires on all wheels, as follows:
      (1)   For tires three inches in width, a load of 450 pounds;
      (2)   For tires three and one-half inches in width, a load of 450 pounds;
      (3)   For tires four inches in width, a load of 500 pounds;
      (4)   For tires five inches in width, a load of 600 pounds;
      (5)   For tires six inches in width, a load of 650 pounds.
   In the case of pneumatic tires of rubber or other similar substance, the total width of tires on all wheels shall be the actual width of all such tires measured at the widest portion thereof when inflated and not bearing a load.
   In no event shall the load, including the proportionate weight of vehicle that can be concentrated on any wheel, exceed 650 pounds to each inch in the actual diameter of pneumatic tires measured when inflated and not bearing a load.
   Signs shall be posted indicating “No Through Trucks - Gross Weight Five Tons” or words of similar import to apprise drivers of the limitations imposed by this section.  No driver shall disobey the instructions indicated on any such sign.
   Violation of any of the limitations, terms or conditions of the permit granted by the Director of Safety shall be cause for immediate revocation or suspension of such permit, and denial of request for any future permit.  Such violation shall also subject the violator to the penalty prescribed by Section 303.99.
   (c)   Operation of  Through Trucks.
      (1)   All motor trucks, commercial tractors and trailers passing through the City and not making local delivery or pickup of goods or persons, or making local service stops, are hereby required to use only such streets of the City as are designated and marked federal, state or truck routes in the passage of the same through the City.
      (2)   This subsection (c) shall not be applicable to such vehicles whose route is otherwise designated by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the Interstate Commerce Commission or by franchise granted by the City, provided further that this section shall not be applicable to agricultural tractors and other motor powered farm equipment.
      (3)   The Director of Safety is hereby authorized and directed to erect at the City limits signs indicating that through trucks are required to use federal, state or truck routes.
   (d)   Special Weight and Tire Restrictions Designated by Traffic Sign.  Whenever, in the judgment of the Director of Safety, any street or highway or part thereof would be injured or damaged by general use by vehicles having solid tires or by vehicles exceeding in gross weight or in weight per inch of tire width the limits which he determines to be safe for such street or highway or part thereof, he shall erect appropriate traffic signs prohibiting the operation of vehicles having solid tires, or indicating and designating such weight limits, and it shall  be unlawful to operate over any such street or highway or part thereof any vehicle having solid tires or exceeding such weight limits without obtaining a permit therefor as provided in subsection (b) hereof. 
(Ord. 2106.  Passed 7-17-90.)