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Senate Local Government Committee Votes Out Legislation Allowing Golf Carts on Local Roads

Posted on December 11, 2014 by John LaMacchia

Yesterday Senate Local Government Committee voted out HB 5045. This bill would allow a local unit of government to pass an ordinance that would allow golf carts on roads under their jurisdiction. The following requirements must be met.

    • Must have a population less that 30,000
    • The operator must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid drivers license
    • The golf cart must be operated on the far right side of the roadway
    • You can only operate the golf cart between a half hour after sunrise and a half hour before sunset
    • Drivers must use hand signals to indicate turning and stopping

The golf cart cannot exceed 15 mph and can not operate on a road with a speed limit of more than 30 mph

John LaMacchia is a Legislative Associate for the League handling transportation and infrastructure issues. He can be reached at jlamacchia@mml.org or 517-908-0303

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