§ 73.30  OPERATING GOLF CARTS AND UTILITY-TERRAIN VEHICLES.
   (A)   Golf carts and utility-terrain vehicles (not intended for 4 wheelers), as defined and qualified herein shall be allowed on village streets under the conditions stated herein.
   (B)   Definitions.
      (1)   GOLF CART.  A motorized vehicle with three or four wheels that is not designated to be operated at a speed of more than 25 miles per hour whose purpose can include, but is not limited to, the playing of golf and is generally designed to carry persons including the driver.
      (2)   UTILITY-TERRAIN VEHICLE.  Not intended for 4 wheelers, a self-propelled, electrically powered four-wheel motor vehicle or a self-propelled gasoline or diesel powered four-wheel motor vehicle.
      (3)   VILLAGE STREETS.  Any of the streets within the boundaries of the Village of Millstadt, Illinois.
   (C)   Requirements.  All persons wishing to operate a golf cart or a utility-terrain vehicle on the village streets must ensure compliance with the following requirements:
      (1)   Proof of current liability insurance.
      (2)   Must be certified with the village and have the vehicles certified with the village by inspection by a village designated representative.
      (3)   Must comply with the published "Rules Concerning Alternative Transportation For the Village of Millstadt" as periodically updated.
      (4)   Must have city decal on the rear of vehicle.
      (5)   Must have current, valid Illinois driver license.
      (6)   Golf carts must be equipped as follows:
         (a)   Brakes and brake lights;
         (b)   Turn signals;
         (c)   Steering wheel apparatus;
         (d)   Tires;
         (e)   Rearview mirror;
         (f)   Approved "Slow Moving Vehicle" emblem on the rear of the vehicle (ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 12-709);
         (g)   Headlight that emits a white light visible from a distance of 300 feet to the front which will illuminate when in operation;
         (h)   Tail lamp that emits red light visible from at least 100 feet from the rear which must illuminate when in operation; and
         (i)   Any additional requirements which may be amended to ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, § 11-1428 or the Illinois Vehicle Code.
      (7)   Utility-terrain vehicles must be equipped as follows:
         (a)   Brakes and brake lights;
         (b)   Turn signals on the front and rear;
         (c)   Steering wheel apparatus;
         (d)   Tires;
         (e)   Rearview mirror;
         (f)   Approved "Slow Moving Vehicle" emblem on the rear of the vehicle (ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 12-709);
         (g)   Headlight that emits a white light visible from a distance of 300 feet to the front which will illuminate when in operation;
         (h)   Tail lamp that emits red light visible from at least 100 feet from the rear which must illuminate when in operation; and
         (i)   Any additional requirements which may be amended to ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, § 11-1426 or the Illinois Vehicle Code.
      (8)   Must obey all traffic laws of the State of Illinois and the Village of Millstadt.
      (9)   Must be 21 years of age.
      (10)   Must be operated only on village streets, except where prohibited.
      (11)   May not be operated on U.S. Highway 158 or 163 except to cross highway at any intersection.
      (12)   Must not be operated in excess of a posted speed limit and may not exceed 25 miles per hour.
      (13)   A person operating or that is in physical control of a golf cart or utility-terrain vehicle as described herein on a roadway while under the influence is subject to ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-500 through 11-502.
      (14)   Golf carts and utility-terrain vehicle shall not be operated on sidewalks or in village parks other than parking areas.
      (15)   Golf carts and utility-terrain vehicles may not be operated on streets and highways and roads under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Department of Transportation (U.S. Highway 158 and U.S. Highway 163).
   (D)   Permits.
      (1)   No person shall operate a qualified golf cart or utility-terrain vehicle without first obtaining a permit from the village as provided herein.  Permits shall be granted for a period of one year and renewed annually.  The cost of the permit is $50.  Insurance coverage to be verified when obtaining or renewing a permit.
      (2)   Every application for a permit shall be on a form supplied by the village and shall contain the following:
         (a)   Name and address of applicant;
         (b)   Name and address of liability insurance carrier;
         (c)   Serial number, make, model and description of golf cart or utility-terrain vehicle;
         (d)   Signed waiver of liability by applicant releasing the village and agreeing to indemnify and hold the village harmless from any and all future claims resulting from the operation of their golf cart or utility-terrain vehicle on the village streets;
         (e)   Photocopy of applicable liability insurance coverage card specifically for the vehicle to be operated pursuant to the permit; and
         (f)   Other information as the village may require.
      (3)   No permit shall be granted unless the following conditions are met:
         (a)   The vehicle must be inspected by the village designee to insure that the vehicle is safe to operate on village streets and is in compliance with this section and with the State of Illinois Motor Vehicle Code.
         (b)   A physically handicapped applicant must submit a certificate signed by a physician certifying the applicant is competent to safely operate a qualified golf cart or utility-terrain vehicle on village streets.
         (c)   The applicant must provide evidence of insurance in compliance with the provision of Illinois Statutes regarding minimum liability insurance for passenger motor vehicle to operate on the roads of the State of Illinois.
      (4)   The village may suspend or revoke a permit granted hereunder upon finding the holder has violated any provisions of this section or there is evidence the holder cannot safely operate a qualified golf cart or utility-terrain vehicle on designated roadways.
   (E)   Penalty.  Any person who violates any provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than $75 nor more than $500 for each offense.  Any second or subsequent offense shall result in a revocation of the permit for a period of not less than three years or more than five years.
(Ord. 1078, passed 3-21-11)