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Golf carts get county OK

July 10, 2012

    Adams County residents are now able to drive golf carts on county roads and streets, thanks to an ordinance passed by county commissioners Monday.
    Under the new ordinance are the following conditions:
    • Those driving golf carts on county roads or streets must have a valid driver's license.
    • All passengers must be seated in factory-installed seats during operation of the golf cart.
    • No more than six passengers may be in the vehicle during operation of the golf cart.
    • A slow-moving sign and red or amber flashing lights, must be displayed on the rear of the vehicle.
    • Golf carts may not be driven on county roads or streets after dark unless it is equipped with at least two permanently mounted headlights and red or amber flashing rear lights, all of which must be visible for a distance of no less than 500 feet.
    • Golf carts may not be driven on state highways in Adams County, except to cross the highway at a right angle.
    • All golf carts operated on county roads and streets must be covered by a liability insurance policy not less than the minimum coverage required for motor vehicles operated in the state of Indiana.
    • Violators of the ordinance will be assessed a $50 fine. More than one violation in a 12-month period will result in a $100 fine.
    It was noted that while the county ordinance allows for up to six passengers in a golf cart, the Decatur's ordinance only allows for four passengers.

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