Golf Cart Rules in Peachtree City

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Date Published: August 7, 2014

What is Allowed on the Golf Cart Paths in Peachtree City?

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Here are the rules and regulations of Peachtree City golf cart paths. You may be wondering who is allowed to use the golf cart paths, what the speed limits are, or how to get your golf car registered. The majority of the golf cart rules are listed below! Becoming familiar with these rules and regulations can keep you from getting cited or even from getting in a golf cart accident. If you need help with all the paths in Peachtree City, here is our page for a golf cart map in Peachtree City.
golf cart crossing sign

Who Can Use the Golf Cart Paths?

  • Pedestrians
  • Roller skates, roller blades, skateboards
  • Non-Motorized vehicles
  • Registered golf carts (obeying the speed limit)
  • Bicycles
  • Wheelchairs
  • Registered electric personal assistive mobility
    devices (EPAMDs)

  • Registered Low Speed Motor Vehicles (LSMV) or GEM cars in a mode restricting speed to 20 mph or less.
  • Emergency and authorized maintenance vehicles
  • Electric vehicles designed to carry one person below 20 mph.

What’s Not Allowed on Golf Cart Paths?

  • Cars and Trucks (except maintenance and emergency vehicles)
  • Horses
  • Go-carts
  • Motorcycles, street bikes, mini-bikes, and mopeds
  • Unregistered golf carts
  • Electric or Gas powered scooters
  • Any vehicle designed to go faster than 20 mph
  • Any motorized play vehicle that is not a golf cart, LSMV, EPAMD, electric bike, or motorized wheelchair.

Rules for Path Users: (Speed Limit for Golf Carts)

  • There are no speed limit signs for the golf cart paths in Peachtree City, however all vehicles on golf cart paths are not allowed to exceed 20 mph.
  • Litter must be disposed of in proper receptacles along the path. If there are no trash cans near, keep the trash on your cart until you can throw it away. Littering on golf cart paths is subject to fines and penalties twice as intense as those for littering on streets. keep ptc beautiful
  • No racing of any form (except for special events approved or sponsored by the city)
  • No loitering on bridges or in underpassespeachtree city golf cart bridge
  • No blocking public access, except for events approved by the city.
  • Normal rules of the road apply to golf cart paths. For example, when two golf carts approach each other, each user moves to the right side of the path. Passing should be on the left side of the path. Also, operators must come to a complete stop at every stop sign and painted stop line. golf cart stop
  • Pedestrians should be given the right of way by other users. This ensures their safety.
  • All laws regarding alcohol (DUI, open container laws) that apply on streets also apply on golf cart paths.
  • Golf carts, bicyclists, and skaters should give an audible warning when approaching pedestrians from the rear.

Pet Laws for Golf Cart Paths

  • Clean up for pets along the paths and do not let them relieve themselves on private property.
  • Make sure animals are properly restrained. Well behaved pets can act out of fear of golf carts or bicycles on the paths.
  • Pet owners can be legally and civilly liable for any injuries caused by their pets on golf cart paths.
  • If you are using an extendable leash, make sure that the pet is not blocking the path for other users.

How Old Do You Have To Be To Drive a Golf Cart in Peachtree City?

  • Golf Cart Registration is required. Golf carts must be registered at City Hall within 10 days of purchase. It is also strongly encouraged to get golf cart insurance.
  • People who CAN drive a golf cart:
  • Age 16 or older with or without a drivers license (unless the license has been suspended or revoked.
  • Age 15 with a valid learners permit in their possession. If unaccompanied by a guardian or person 18 years or older, they may drive with one other person who must be 15 years or older, or they can be accompanied by up to 3 immediate family members.
  • Age 15 without a learners permit must be accompanied in the front seat with a parent, grandparent, legal guardian, or someone 18 or older with a valid drivers license.
  • Ages 12, 13, and 14 must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian in the front seat.
  • People who CAN’T drive a golf cart:
  • Under the age of 12
  • Anyone with a revoked license or permit.

Golf Cart Safety Precautions

  • Golf carts should be used with the same caution as a car. Make sure that you and those who drive your golf cart know that drivers and owners can be civilly and criminally charged for acts committed on their carts. Violations on a golf cart can affect a person’s drivers license.
  • It is courteous to use the golf cart parking spaces (when available) but it is not illegal to park a golf cart in regular car parking spaces.
    golf cart parking space
  • No one (regardless of their age) may sit on the driver’s lap while the cart is in motion.
  • Remain seated while the cart is in motion
  • Carts are not allowed on or across Hwy 54, Hwy 74, Peachtree Pkwy, or Crosstown Road except at authorized crossings.
    golf carts prohibited on hwy 54
  • Young children should be seated flat in the seat. They should also wear safety helmets to avoid injury because they could easily fall of the golf cart.
  • Golf carts driven at night must have functional headlights and tail lights. A golf cart repair shop can fix broken headlights or tail lights.
  • Where paths exist, they must be used rather than parallel city streets.
  • Slow down when approaching other path users, intersections, or curves. Pictured below is a very curvy path with two golf carts who have just correctly passed each other at low speeds. golf cart passing
  • All operators must abide by traffic regulations that apply to vehicular traffic.
  • Use caution when crossing streets or driveways. Stop the cart if a car is approaching.

Additional Golf Cart Path Rules for LSMV, GEM cars, and EPAMD.

  • All LSMVs must be registered with the Fayette County Tag Office.
  • All LSMVs must be insured.
  • LSMVs are not allowed to operate on roads with speed limits exceeding 35 miles per hour. They can, however, cross over streets with posted speed limits above 35 miles per hour.
  • Only persons with a valid license may operate a LSMV
  • LSMVs must be on a setting that does not allow the vehicle to exceed 20 mph on all cart paths.
  • Electronic Personal Assistance Mobility Devices (EPAMDs) must be driven only by persons possessing a valid drivers license, or in lieu of a drivers license. People who are at least 18 years old may also operate EPAMDs on golf cart paths.
  • EPAMDs must have reflectors and if used at night, a headlight.
  • Only a single user may operate a EPAMD.
    EPAMDs may only be operated at a speed no greater than 7 mph on any path or sidewalk, or 15 mph on any other city right of way.

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2 Responses to Golf Cart Rules in Peachtree City

  1. Creed Poole on November 13, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I live near Chattanooga, TN and was wondering if your town has any events that involve golf carts? If yes can visitors bring their carts and get involved for a day or a week-end? We would like to visit your city and see its beauty.

    Thanks in advance
    Creed

  2. Ivars Lacis on November 10, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Is it legal for a golf cart to cross Hwy 54 at the traffic light going into or out of the Publix shopping center?

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