BICYCLE LIGHTS LAW REQUIREMENTS IN Ohio
Ohio Revised Code Title 45, Chapter 4511, which governs traffic laws and the operation of motor vehicles, sets out specific requirements for bicycles and electric bicycles that are in use during the times specified under the Section 4513.03 of the Revised Code. These requirements are as follows:
- A white light must be mounted on the front of the bicycle or electric bicycle, or on the operator, that emits a light visible from at least 500 feet to the front and 300 feet to the sides. A generator-powered lamp that only emits light when the bicycle or electric bicycle is in motion may be used to meet this requirement.
- A red reflector must be mounted on the rear of the bicycle or electric bicycle and must be visible from a distance of between 100 feet and 600 feet to the rear when directly in front of the lower beams of headlamps on a motor vehicle.
- A lamp that emits either flashing or steady red light must be used in addition to the red reflector. The light must be visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear. If the red lamp also functions as a reflector and is visible as required in item 2, a separate reflector is not necessary.
It is important to note that additional lamps and reflectors may be used to those required under division (A) of this section. However, it is prohibited to use red lamps or red reflectors on the front of the bicycle or electric bicycle, and white lamps.
Please note that this is only an interpretation of Ohio State Bicycle Law, and it is essential to consult the actual law and regulations to ensure compliance.