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The following rules apply to the operation of all golf carts and utility terrain vehicles on the roadways of the city.
(A) Any golf cart or utility terrain vehicle operated within the city must acquire and display on the vehicle a current permit sticker issued by the city after said vehicle has passed an inspection by the Police Chief, all required paperwork has been submitted to the Police Chief and all fees and costs have been paid.
(B) Any individual who operates a golf cart or a utility terrain vehicle within the city must possess a valid Illinois driver's license and must be 18 years of age or older.
(C) Each driver and passenger of a golf cart and utility terrain vehicle shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened seat safety belt.
(D) The vehicle shall have its headlights and tail lamp lights turned on and lighted at all times while the vehicle is operated on the roadway.
(E) The vehicle shall travel on the roadway in the same direction as traffic.
(F) No golf cart and utility terrain vehicle shall be operated on any publicly owned property except for public streets and parking areas within the city which are designed for the use of automobiles. No golf cart or utility terrain vehicle may be operated on any public sidewalk or on any part of a public park or cemetery other than the park or cemetery's designated driving or parking areas.
(G) No golf cart or utility terrain vehicle may attach any trailer, implement or other devise to the rear of the vehicle or otherwise while being used within the city and said operator shall not use any pull rope or chain or any other devise in any fashion to either tow or be towed within the city nor shall said golf cart or utility terrain vehicle be used to push any implement or other vehicle, except for a snow plow or other apparatus that conforms to said vehicle.
(H) No individual shall operate and no owner shall permit another person to operate such a vehicle on the city roadways unless the vehicle is covered by liability insurance policies required by law and said insurance is in effect at the time of the application for a period of at least six months. Proof of such liability insurance coverage shall be carried on said driver or in the vehicle at all times while the vehicle is operated on the roadways of the city.
(I) No golf cart or utility terrain vehicle shall be operated between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
(J) The sticker issued by the Police Chief for the golf cart or utility terrain vehicle shall be kept affixed to the slow-moving emblem at all times the golf cart or utility terrain vehicle is operated. The sticker shall be kept unobstructed on the rear of the vehicle.
(L) All owners and operators of all golf carts and utility terrain vehicles that are being operated on roadways within the city shall comply with all city ordinances.
(M) No individual under eight years of age shall be allowed to be a passenger in said vehicle.
(Ord. 19-0813-181, passed 8-13-2019; Ord. 19-0827-184, passed 8-27-2019)