Georgia Motorized Carts can be Driven on Georgia Streets (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-330)

Legal Commentary. Motorized carts, including golf carts, in Georgia may be driven on Georgia streets. However, to be driven in the evening hours, the carts must comply with equipment regulations promulgated by the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety. It does not appear that the Department of Public Safety has adopted any such standard, based on a perusal of their website. However, this may be incorrect. At the very least, individuals should operate such carts at night only with sufficient lighting.

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Section 40-6-330 Motorized carts to be operated on streets only during daylight hours unless they comply with equipment regulations

Motorized carts may be operated on streets only during daylight hours unless they comply with the equipment regulations promulgated by the commissioner of public safety.

HISTORY: Ga. L. 1973, p. 598, § 2; Code 1933, § 68A-1401, enacted by Ga. L. 1974, p. 633, § 1; Ga. L. 1990, p. 2048, § 5; Ga. L. 2000, p. 951, § 5A-9; Ga. L. 2002, p. 506, § 5; Ga. L. 2002, p. 512, § 10; Ga. L. 2005, p. 334, § 18-13/HB 501.