474.02  RIDING UPON SEATS; CARRYING PACKAGES; MOTORCYCLE HANDLEBARS; HELMETS AND GLASSES.
   (a)   For purposes of this section "snowmobile" has the same meaning as given that term in Ohio R.C 4519.01.
   (b)   No person operating a bicycle shall ride other than upon or astride the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, or carry any other person upon such bicycle other than upon a firmly attached and regular seat thereon, and no person shall ride upon a bicycle other than upon such a firmly attached and regular seat.
   (c)   No person operating a motorcycle shall ride other than upon or astride the permanent and regular seat or saddle attached thereto, or carry any other person upon such motorcycle other than upon a firmly attached and regular seat or saddle thereon, and no person shall ride upon a motorcycle other than upon such a firmly attached and regular seat or saddle.
   (d)   No person shall ride upon a motorcycle that is equipped with a saddle other than while sitting astride the saddle, facing forward, with one leg on each side of the motorcycle.
   (e)   No person shall ride upon a motorcycle that is equipped with a seat other than while sitting upon the seat.
   (f)   No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle or article that prevents the driver from keeping at least one hand upon the handle bars.
   (g)   No bicycle or motorcycle shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped.  No motorcycle shall be operated on a highway when the handlebars rise higher than the shoulders of the operator when the operator is seated in the operator’s seat or saddle.
   (h)   No person shall operate or be a passenger on a snowmobile or motorcycle without using safety glasses or other protective eye device.  No person who is under the age of eighteen years, or who holds a motorcycle operator's endorsement or license bearing "novice" designation that is currently in effect as provided in Ohio R.C. 4507.13, shall operate a motorcycle on a highway, or be a passenger on a motorcycle, unless wearing a protective helmet on the person’s head, and no other person shall be a passenger on a motorcycle operated by such a person unless similarly wearing a protective helmet.  The helmet, safety glasses or other protective eye device shall conform with regulations prescribed and promulgated by the Ohio Director of Public Safety.  The provisions of this subsection or a violation thereof shall not be used in the trial of any civil action. 
   (i)   (1)   No person under the age of 18 years shall operate a bicycle or ride as a passenger on a bicycle within the City unless such person is wearing a properly sized protective helmet with the chin strap fastened under the chin.  Such helmet shall meet or exceed the standards set by ANSI (American National Standards Institute) or SNELL (Snell Memorial Foundation).
      (2)   No parent, guardian or person acting for the parent or guardian shall permit a person under 18 years of age to violate Section 474.02(g)(1).
      (3)   Whoever violates this subsection (g) shall be given a written warning advising of the violation of this subsection (g), and advising of the dangers of not wearing a helmet and of the serious injuries which may result when an accident occurs to a child not wearing a helmet.
      (4)   Whoever violates this subsection (g) after receiving a written warning, shall be fined no more than $50.00.  Such $50.00 fine shall be waived upon presentation of proof of purchase or ownership of a protective helmet which meets or exceeds the requirements of subsection (g)(1).  For each and every subsequent violation of this subsection (g), a fine not to exceed $100.00 shall be imposed.  (Ord.  2000-42.  Passed 10-18-00.)
   (j)   Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting the carrying of a child in a seat or trailer that is designed for carrying children and is firmly attached to the bicycle.
   Penalty - see Sections 408.01, 408.02 and 474.10