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TPD: Rules of The Road For Golf Cart and UTV Operators

Some rules to be aware of for golf cart and UTV owners and operators. 


Taylorville Police Department releasing a PSA for golf cart and UTV operators. 


The department says children cannot operate golf carts on the roadway unless they are 16 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. UTV operators must be 21 years or older with a valid driver’s license. 


All passengers must be at least 8 years of age. And both golf carts and UTV’s require mandatory insurance coverage. 


The law also states there must be one seat per passenger and all passengers and the driver must wear a seat belt when the vehicle is on the roadway. 


For UTVs, it is unlawful for anyone to drive or operate a UTV on any city roadway one hour before sunup or an hour after sundown. 

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