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New law requires safety features on golf carts

 Thursday, December 29, 2011

 Atlanta Journal Constitution

Golf cart owners in Georgia will soon have stricter requirements to follow if they plan to drive their carts on roadways. A new law taking effect Jan. 1 creates a separate classification of personal transportation vehicles for golf carts. It also sets standards for towns and counties wanting to create ordinances allowing drivers to use the carts on residential streets and multi-purpose pathways. The law requires that golf carts have braking systems, a reverse warning device, tail lamps, a horn and hip restraints.