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Leo-Cedarville Encourages Golf Cart and Off-Road Vehicle Safety

 With the summer upon us, many people are utilizing golf carts, and off-road vehicles, for a source of transportation.  While golf carts, and off-road vehicles, can be an enjoyable alternative to regular vehicles, and the Town of Leo-Cedarville strives to be a golf cart friendly community, it is important citizens understand and follow the safety requirements for legally operating a golf cart or off-road vehicle on public streets within the town.

 

 To legally operate a golf cart or off-road vehicle within the limits of Leo-Cedarville, drivers must be at least 16 years of age and hold a valid driver’s license.  The driver and passengers must follow federal, state, and local traffic regulations at all times.

 

            The operator of a golf cart or off-road vehicle must possess proof of financial responsibility (i.e. driver’s insurance) when operating the vehicle on any public road.  The driver must have possession of the proof of insurance, or it must be in the vehicle at all times during operation.

 

            Golf carts and off-road vehicles may not be driven on the town streets one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise unless the vehicle is equipped with two functional headlights on the front, and two operating taillights with rear brake lights. All lights must be visible from a distance of 500 feet.

 

            No golf carts or off-road vehicles are permitted to be operated on State Road 1 (other than to cross the highway at a 90-degree angle) and they may not be driven on sidewalks or on the Leo-Grabill trail (unless needed to accommodate a disability).

 

            The number of people inside the vehicle is limited to the number of seats that are installed in the vehicle and the driver, and all passengers, must be seated in the vehicle with no part of the operator, or any occupant, extending out of the vehicle while it is in motion.

 

            Lastly, if the vehicle is not, under ordinary circumstances, moved, operated, or driven at a speed greater than 25 mph it must display a “slow moving vehicle” emblem on the rear of the vehicle.

 

Parents, please make sure that your teenagers are aware of these rules before allowing them to drive a golf cart or off-road vehicle on any local road or street.


If you see someone operating a golf cart in an unsafe manner you are encouraged to contact the Allen County Sheriff Department at 260-449-3000 to report the incident. The town officials appreciate your cooperation and hopes everyone has a fun and safe summer.


 

 

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