Tis’ the season for crap all over the roads. I want to get your thoughts on this. Do you like pulling into your garage in the evening and having your place smell like a barnyard? And do you look at it as…well I live or drive through the country and this is how it’s gonna be? Or do you get a little PO’ed?
Here is Ohio’s regulations: I couldn’t find anything for MN or WI or IA.
Manure on Roadways
A final area of manure liability risk concerns manure on roadways. Two Ohio highway laws
come into play. The laws prohibit the placing of any earth or mud on a public roadway and the
dropping or placement of any material on a roadway that can cause harm to a vehicle or
person. Both laws allow for criminal misdemeanor prosecution. Additionally, the legal theory
of negligence could be advanced by a party harmed by manure on the roadway. In this case,
the party would have to prove that the manure handler’s failure to uphold the legal duty to
keep manure off the road caused harmed to the party. If successfully advanced, damages could
be awarded to cover the party’s losses and injuries.