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New Rules of the Road For Golf Carts

100 neighborhoods, 650 streets.  The city of Pooler is growing every day,

With that growth comes a new set of problems on and off the roads.

Golf carts are seemingly everywhere on the streets, and becoming a safety hazard.
 
Underage drivers, folks blocking the road, or blocking traffic.

That's why Pooler police are going to make sure anyone in a cart is registered, and follows all the rules of the road.

"6-7 kids riding on one golf cart, driving down the street with no headlights," said Pooler Police Chief Mark Revenew. "We've seen them going down our major thoroughfare, riding down the sidewalks which are designated for runners, bikers, walkers. So a lot of that stuff is a recipe for disaster if we don't properly manage it."

It's a $15, one-time fee for anyone wanting to use a cart in Pooler.  

You can't drive on highway 80 or Pooler Parkway, no driving on the sidewalk.

No one under 12 can drive a motorized cart, 12-15 year olds can drive if accompanied by a parent of legal guardian. And 16 year olds can drive the cart.

If you don't have lights and turn signals, no driving at night. And you must obey all traffic laws.

If you don't comply you could face a court date and $200 fine.

Enforcement of the law will start April 1, 2013.

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