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(a) For the purposes of this Traffic Code, "motorized scooter" means a scooter that cannot be titled and registered in accordance with Ohio motor vehicle laws and is powered by an electric driven motor with a maximum speed of fifteen miles per hour which does not have a seat or saddle. A "motorized scooter" does not include a "bicycle" or "motorized bicycle" as defined in Section 301.04 of these Codified Ordinances.
(b) No person who is under twelve years of age shall operate a motorized scooter on any public street or highway within the City.
(c) No person shall operate a motorized scooter on any public street or highway with the City.
(d) No person shall operate a motorized scooter on private property without the express consent of the owner of the property.
(e) No person shall operate a gasoline powered scooter on any public street, highway, sidewalk, path, or any other property owned by the City.
(f) No operator of a motorized scooter on public property shall do any of the following:
(1) Allow passengers while the motorized scooter is in operation or motion.
(2) Structurally alter the motorized scooter from the original manufacturer's design.
(g) Permitted hours of operation for motorized scooters are from thirty minutes before sunrise to thirty minutes after sunset. The times for sunrise and sunset shall correspond to the times posted in a daily newspaper of general circulation in northeast Ohio.
(h) No person under twelve years of age shall operate a motorized scooter unless they are wearing shoes and a protective helmet on the person's head with the chin strap properly fastened.
(i) Nothing in this section affects or shall be construed to affect any rule of the Cleveland Metroparks Commissioners governing the operation of vehicles on lands under the control of the Director or Board, as applicable.
(j) Whoever violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(Ord. 29-04. Passed 9-27-04.)