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Rules of the road will be required for golf carts in Spring Valley

Posted by wlpo on October 30, 2013

Starting Friday you can apply for a permit to drive a golf cart in Spring Valley but you’ll need to have the proper lights and safety features if you want it to meet the requirements.

You’ll need to visit the police department to fill out an application form.  You’ll also need to provide proof of insurance, a driver’s license, sign a waiver, and pay a $50 fee.

The golf cart will be required to have safety features you would also find on a car according to Police Chief Kevin Sangston.  It will need to have a windshield, headlights, turn signals and seat belts.

Sangston says officers will inspect your golf cart before they give you a permit.  To drive the golf cart you’ll need to be a licensed driver and no younger than 18.

And while it might be a fun way to get around town, golf carts won’t be allowed on highways such as Route 6 and Route 89 which run through the heart of the town.

Sangston expects they’ll receive five or ten applications in the first few weeks.  You can learn more about the rules by listening to an interview available at the WLPO AM and FM news page.

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