The following are excerpts from the Ohio Revised Code of the requirements that must be met for your under-speed or low-speed vehicle to be operated on the roadways in the Village of West Unity.
        ORC 4503.21: No person who is the owner or operator of a motor vehicle shall fail to display in plain view on the rear of the motor vehicle the distinctive number and registration mark, including any county identification sticker and any validation sticker issued under sections 4503.19 and 4503.191 of the Ohio Revised Code, furnished by the director of public safety.
         ORC 4507.02: No person shall permit the operation of a motor vehicle upon any public or private property used by the public for purposes of vehicular travel or parking knowing the operator does not have a valid driver's license issued to the operator by the registrar of motor vehicles under this chapter or a valid commercial driver's license issued under Chapter 4506 of the Revised Code.
       ORC 4509.101: No person shall operate, or permit the operation of, a motor vehicle in this state, unless proof of financial responsibility is maintained continuously throughout the registration period with respect to that vehicle, or, in the case of a driver who is not the owner, with respect to that driver's operation of that vehicle.
       ORC 4513.05: Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with at least one taillight mounted on the rear which when lighted, shall emit a red light visible from five hundred (500) feet to the rear. Either a taillight or a separate light shall be constructed and placed as to illuminate with a white light the rear registration plate and render it legible from fifty (50) feet to the rear.
       ORC 4513.06: Every motor vehicle shall carry at the rear, either as a part of the tail lamps or separately, two (2) red reflectors of such size and characteristics and so maintained as to be visible at night from all distances within three hundred (300) feet to fifty (50) feet from such vehicle.
       ORC 4513.071: Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with two (2) or more stop lights which shall be mounted on the rear of the vehicle, actuated upon application of the service brake, and may be incorporated with other rear lights. Such stop lights when actuated shall emit a red light visible from five hundred (500) feet to the rear.
       ORC 4513.16: Any motor vehicle may be operated under the conditions specified in Section 4513.03 of the Revised Code when it is equipped with two (2) lighted lights upon the front, that is capable of revealing persons and substantial objects seventy-five (75) feet ahead, in lieu of lights required in section 4513.14 of the Revised Code, provided that such vehicle shall not be operated at a speed in excess of twenty (20) miles per hour.
       ORC 4513.21: Every motor vehicle when operated upon a highway shall be equipped with a horn which is in good working order and capable of emitting audible sound, under normal conditions, from a distance of not less than two hundred (200) feet.
       ORC 4513.23: Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a mirror so located as to reflect to the operator a view of the highway to the rear of such vehicle.
       ORC 4513.24: No person shall drive any motor vehicle on a street or highway in this state that is not equipped with a windshield.
       ORC 4513.261: No person shall operate any motor vehicle unless the vehicle is equipped with electrical or mechanical directional signals.
(Ord. 2023-05. Passed 9-14-23.)