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(A) (1) No person shall stop, park or leave unattended any motor vehicle upon the paved street or main traveled part of any street, highway or property open to the public for vehicular traffic. In every event, a clear and unobstructed portion of any street, highway or property open to the public for vehicular traffic opposite such standing vehicle shall be left for free passage of other vehicles, and a clear view of such stopped vehicle shall be available from a distance of 200 feet in each direction upon such street, highway or property open to the public for vehicular traffic.
(2) This division does not apply to the driver of any motor vehicle which is disabled while on the paved or improved or main traveled portion of any street, highway or property open to the public for vehicular traffic in such manner and to such extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving the disabled vehicle in such position.
(Ord. 1901-1954, passed 1-21-54; Am. Ord. 00-3079, passed 5-18-00)
(B) Except as otherwise provided in this division, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.
(R.C. § 4511.66)
(C) No person shall park along any street, highway or property open to the public for vehicular traffic a motor vehicle which fails to display on the front and rear of the motor vehicle the distinctive number and registration mark, including any county identification sticker and the current validation sticker issued under R.C. §§ 4503.19 and 4503.191, furnished by the Director of Highway Safety, except that a manufacturer of motor vehicles or dealer therein, the holder of an in-transit permit, and the owner or operator of a motorcycle, motorized bicycle, manufactured home, trailer, or semi-trailer or vehicle with registration issued and displayed in accordance with another state shall display on the rear only. These number plates shall be securely fastened so as not to swing, and shall not be covered by any material which obstructs its visibility.
('91 Code, § 76.01)