New Ga. law requires safety features on golf carts
In this Dec. 20, 2011 photo, passengers get out of their golf cart after parking in a busy shopping center parking lot in Peachtree City, Ga.
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#1 Dec 27, 2011
From today's Peachtree City updates:
ew Georgia Golf Cart Laws – Peachtree City carts are exempt
Several Atlanta newspapers and stations have reported on new golf cart safety equipment requirements that go into effect in January 2012. Peachtree City is exempt from these requirements.
HISTORY: In 2011, the State Legislature passed Senate Bill 240, which created a new definition of “personal transportation vehicle”(essentially a golf cart)- a motor vehicle with a minimum of four wheels capable of speeds up to 20 miles per hour, with a maximum weight of 1,375 pounds, and capable of transporting up to eight people. The law also set minimum equipment requirements for the vehicles (including brakes, reverse warning function, main on/off poer switch, headlights, reflectors, tail lights, a horn, a review mirror, safety warning labels, hip restraints, and hand holds. However Section 40-6-363 specifically states that it has no application to any county or municipality that has enacted prior to Janurary 1, 2012, an ordinance authorizing the operation of motorized carts.
The City expects that additional legislation may be introduced next year that could impact golf carts and will continue to monitor any proposed laws.
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