Monday, July 21, 2014

Golf carts on City streets is a safety issue and the Dunwoody Police Department asks for your help

I'm passing on a recent Facebook post from the Dunwoody Police Department.  

We need your assistance with an important safety issue!
We have received numerous complaints about golf carts being driven on public roads. These complaints also point out that juveniles are also driving golf carts throughout neighborhoods. Georgia law prohibits the use of golf carts on public roads, and the City of Dunwoody does not have an ordinance allowing them either. You may have seen a "Low-Speed Vehicle" or two being driven on the roadways, but know, these are not the same classification of vehicle as a golf cart.
Low-speed vehicles, aka personal transportation vehicles, are vehicles with a minimum of four wheels, capable of a maximum level ground speed of less than 20 miles per hour with a maximum gross vehicle unladen or empty weight of 1,375 pounds and capable of transporting not more than eight persons. Low-speed vehicles are required to be registered with the county's tag office, require insurance, and must be driven by a licensed driver.
If you have questions about the classification of your vehicle, please consult with its manufacturer prior to attempting to register and insure it.
Those caught driving an unlawful vehicle on a public roadway run the risk of vehicle impoundment and or receiving multiple citations. This includes juvenile court citations as well as charges against parents who allow their children to violate state law. This is an important safety issue we must address. Your help and cooperation with this matter is greatly appreciated.

Please share this post with your HOAs and community boards.

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt!  Please don't let it happen to your child or loved one.