Legal-Ease: Farm machinery, roads and inconsistent laws

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney with Schroeder Law LLC in Ottawa. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at (419) 523-5523. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

Ohio law governs vehicles on roadways, including farm machinery. Yet this equipment holds a special place in the law, seeing as many pieces of machinery are larger than normal vehicles and can occupy more space in or across lanes. To understand the liability factors at play, you need examine how the different vehicle laws interact.

A few dry days in a row means that farmers are now busy harvesting the food that the rest of us need to survive.

Unfortunately, with shorter days and the start of school, most non-farmers’ time is more scarce than ever. Therefore, we can get into a rush when encountering farm machinery as we go about our daily lives.

Read more about farm machinery width and Ohio roadways in Lee’s article in the Lima News, Legal-Ease: Farm machinery, roads and inconsistent laws

Source:, “Legal-Ease: Farm machinery, roads and inconsistent laws” by Lee R. Schroeder, October 8 2016

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