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(a) Every vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway where there is an adjacent curb shall be stopped or parked with the curb side wheels of the vehicle parallel with and not more than twelve inches from the curb, unless it is impossible to approach so close to the curb; in such case the stop shall be as close to the curb as possible and only for the time necessary to discharge and receive passengers or to load or unload merchandise.
(b) (1) This subsection does not apply to streets or parts thereof where angle parking is lawfully permitted. However, no angle parking shall be permitted on a state route unless an unoccupied roadway width of not less than twenty-five feet is available for free-moving traffic.
(2) A. No angled parking space that is located on a state route within a municipal corporation is subject to elimination, irrespective of whether there is or is not at least twenty-five feet of unoccupied roadway width available for free-moving traffic at the location of that angled parking space, unless the municipal corporation approves of the elimination of the angled parking space.
B. Replacement, repainting or any other repair performed by or on behalf of the municipal corporation of the lines that indicate the angled parking space does not constitute an intent by the municipal corporation to eliminate the angled parking space.
(c) (1) A. Except as provided in subsection (c)(1)B. hereof, no vehicle shall be stopped or parked on a road or highway with the vehicle facing in a direction other than the direction of travel on that side of the road or highway.
B. The operator of a motorcycle may back the motorcycle into an angled parking space so that when the motorcycle is parked it is facing in a direction other than the direction of travel on the side of the road or highway.
(2) The operator of a motorcycle may back the motorcycle into a parking space that is located on the side of, and parallel to, a road or highway. The motorcycle may face any direction when so parked. Not more than two motorcycles at a time shall be parked in a parking space as described in subsection (c)(2) of this section irrespective of whether or not the space is metered.
(d) Notwithstanding any provision of this Code or any rule, air compressors, tractors, trucks and other equipment, while being used in the construction, reconstruction, installation, repair or removal of facilities near, on, over or under a street, may stop, stand or park where necessary in order to perform such work, provided a flagperson is on duty, or warning signs or lights are displayed as may be prescribed by the Ohio Director of Transportation.
(e) Definitions. As used in this section.
(1) “Handicapped person” means any person who has lost the use of one or both legs or one or both arms, who is blind, deaf, or so severely handicapped as to be unable to move about without the aid of crutches or a wheelchair, or whose mobility is restricted by a permanent cardiovascular, pulmonary, or other handicapping condition.
(2) “Person with a disability that limits or impairs the ability to walk” means any person who as determined by a physician or chiropractor, meets any of the following criteria:
A. Cannot walk two hundred feet without stopping to rest;
B. Cannot walk without the use of, or assistance from, a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or other assistive device;
C. Is restricted by a lung disease to such an extent that the person’s forced (respiratory) expiratory volume for one second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than sixty millimeters of mercury on room air at rest;
D. Uses portable oxygen;
E. Has a cardiac condition to the extent that the person’s functional limitations are classified in severity as class III or class IV according to standards set by the American heart association;
F. Is severely limited in the ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition.
(3) “Special license plates and removable windshield placard” means any license plates or removable windshield placard or temporary removable windshield placard issued under Section 4503.41 of the Ohio Revised Code or Section 4503.44 of the Ohio Revised Code, and also mean any substantially similar license plates or removable windshield placard or temporary removable windshield placard issued by a state, district, country or sovereignty.
(4) “Organization” means any private organization or corporation, or any governmental board, agency, department, division, or office, that, as part of its business or program, transports persons with disabilities that limit or impair the ability to walk on a regular basis in a motor vehicle that has not been altered for the purpose of providing it with special equipment for use by handicapped persons. This definition does not apply to division (J) of this section.
(5) “Physician” means a person licensed to practice medicine or surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery under Chapter 4731 of the Revised Code.
(6) “Chiropractor” means a person licensed to practice chiropractic under Chapter 4734 of the Revised Code.
(f) Any handicapped person or person with a disability that limits or impairs the ability to walk, who is either a driver of or a passenger in a motor vehicle, and who displays handicapped license plates, a removable windshield placard or a temporary removable windshield placard designating that a person in said motor vehicle is either handicapped or has a disability that limits or impairs the ability to walk, shall be permitted to utilize designated parking places within the Village at the following public locations:
(1) Pleasant Street in front of Key Bank, formerly known as Society National Bank;
(2) Pleasant Street near the Food Center;
(3) Parking lot in Wakeman Park;
(4) Parking lot at the Wakeman Police Department; and
(5) Parking lot at 18 West Main Street near Wakeman Hardware.
The Chief of Police or Street Commissioner is directed to designate and mark off the above spaces pursuant to the Ohio Uniform Traffic Control Manual. Special parking locations and privileges for the handicapped and persons with a disability that limits or impairs the ability to walk, in addition to those designated above, shall be provided and designated by the Municipality and all agencies and instrumentalities thereof at all offices and facilities, where parking is provided, whether owned, rented or leased, and at all publicly owned parking garages. Such locations shall be reasonably close to exits, entrances, elevators and ramps.
(g) No person shall stop, stand or park any motor vehicle at special parking locations provided for the handicapped and persons with a disability that limits or impairs the ability to walk in or at special, clearly marked, parking locations provided for the handicapped and persons with a disability that limits or impairs the ability to walk or on privately owned parking lots, parking garages or other parking areas, unless the motor vehicle is displaying a parking card issued pursuant to Section 4503.44 of the Ohio Revised Code or is being operated by or for the transport of a handicapped or person with a disability that limits or impairs the ability to walk and is displaying the special license plates authorized by that section.
(h) When motor vehicle bearing the special handicapped/person with a disability that limits or impairs the ability to walk license plate provided in Section 4503.44 of the Ohio Revised Code is being operated by or for the transport of a handicapped person or person with a disability that limits or impairs the ability to walk, the motor vehicle shall be permitted to park for a period of two hours in excess of the legal parking period permitted by ordinances or regulations, except where such ordinances or regulations specifically provide otherwise or where the vehicle is parked in such a manner as to be clearly a traffic hazard.
(i) This section does not apply to the driver of an emergency vehicle or public safety vehicle if the emergency vehicle or public safety vehicle is responding to an emergency call, is equipped with and displaying at least one flashing, rotating, or oscillating light visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of five hundred feet to the front of the vehicle and if the driver of the vehicle is giving an audible signal by siren, exhaust whistle, or bell. This section does not relieve the driver of an emergency vehicle or public safety vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons and property upon the highway.
(j) Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be fined $45.00.
(Ord. 1996-O-33. Passed 10-14-96.)