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Golf carts legal to drive in Electric City

 


By this time next week you can drive your golf cart down to get the mail and for other things in Electric City.

The city council passed an ordinance July 22, allowing a golf cart zone in the city. All you have to do to get started is buy a golf cart, get it decked out to make it street legal, then get it registered at city hall. There’s a $30 annual fee.

Oh, yes, make sure that your driver’s license is up to date and that you have liability insurance.

The “zone” is any public roadway within the city of Electric City having a speed limit of 25 mph, or less, that contains the proper signage.

The hours when you can’t operate a golf cart in the city is one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise, the same time period state law requires using your headlights.

Golf carts must be equipped with reflectors, seat belts and rearview mirrors, but are exempt from vehicle licencing. Got a gas powered cart? That’s OK. Got an electric-powered cart? That’s OK also.

For that $30 fee you stay out of trouble with the law and you get a fancy decal you can stick on the backside of your rig.

The ordinance is a brief two-and-a-half page document and easy reading. You can read it all online or at city hall.

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