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Unread 07-11-2012, 07:51 PM   #21
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Gwinnett county uses the Georgia state laws, unless there are ordinances for your local community, like Norcross.
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Unread 07-11-2012, 07:53 PM   #22
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And the new GA law does not allow carts on public streets.
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Unread 07-11-2012, 07:57 PM   #23
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Sorry, but I deal with O.C.G.A every day at work, and know how to read it.

The new law only defines a new type of vehicle, but offers no new privileges to drive on city, county or state roads.

It merely offers a means for local governments to pass ordinances which DO allow that. Some local governments add additional requirements, such as the dorky yellow strobe on top.
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Unread 07-11-2012, 08:05 PM   #24
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Not meaning to be ornery, but there is a lot of misunderstanding on this new law. Many people think if they just comply with the definition of a Personal Transportation Vehicle (PTV), they are good to go on any city, county, or state road.

They could be cited, even if they meet ALL PTV requirements in MOST jurisdictions.
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Unread 07-11-2012, 08:58 PM   #25
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Tryin' hard to beat a dead horse, but anything that says HB or SB AIN'T LAW quite yet. In order to access the TRUE O.C.G.A., go here:

http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/

Title 40 is the "Motor Vehicle and Traffic" section. You might be surprised to see some changes from the bill we've been following through the legislative session. A Bill is nothing. It has to pass both Houses and be signed by the Governor before it is a Law, and a part of O.C.G.A.
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Unread 07-12-2012, 07:29 AM   #26
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Here is an email exchange between myself and the Gwinnett County stating otherwise. Its best to start at the bottom of the email exchange and read upwards:



From: Todd.Topor@gwinnettcounty.com [mailto:Todd.Topor@gwinnettcounty.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:29 AM
To: Bell, Kelly (CDC/OID/NCHHSTP) (CTR); Chris.Smith@gwinnettcounty.com
Subject: RE: Golf Carts in Gwinnett

You are fine to drive your Golf Cart within your S/D. Here are the laws that pertain to this matter.. Please read them and if you have any questions please feel free to send me an email. I will answer them as best as I can.

Best regards,

Ofc. Topor #803






PART 3. MOTORIZED CARTS 2


40-6-330. Hours of operation



40-6-331. Authority of local governing bodies; crossing streets under jurisdiction of Department of Transportation



PART 4. MOPEDS 5


PART 5. LOW-SPEED VEHICLES 3


40-6-360. Rights of persons operating low-speed vehicles



40-6-361. Traffic laws applicable to low-speed vehicles



40-6-362. Operating low-speed vehicles on highways



From: Smith, Chris Allen
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:55 AM
To: Topor, Todd
Subject: FW: Golf Carts in Gwinnett

Please send him the info. Let me know if you need it.

Sgt. C.A. Smith #719
Gwinnett County Police Department
Special Operations/Quality Of Life Unit
770-513-5009
chris.smith@gwinnettcounty.com

The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. -Thomas Babington Macaulay, author and statesman (1800-1859)
From: Quality Of Life (Code Enforcement)
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:25 AM
To: Smith, Chris Allen
Subject: FW: Golf Carts in Gwinnett



From: Bell, Kelly (CDC/OID/NCHHSTP) (CTR) [mailto:hzz8@cdc.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10:12 AM
To: Quality Of Life (Code Enforcement)
Subject: Golf Carts in Gwinnett

Hi, my name is Kelly Bell. I am a resident of Gwinnett. I have a concern regarding my golf cart. I have a golf cart with lights, turn signals, a slow moving vehicle badge, and a 100 foot amber beacon mounted to it. Is this vehicle OK to use in my subdivision, which is a 25 mph zone? I would like to use it to go to my subdivisions pool and back this summer. I have checked with my Home Owners Association and they have indicated that as long as I adhere to Gwinnetts law regarding golf carts, there is no problem. I am just having problems in finding what Gwinnetts laws are re golf carts.

Maybe if you don’t know, you could forward to someone who could help me?

Thanks for your speedy response to this matter!

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Unread 07-12-2012, 07:35 AM   #27
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Another email exchange between myself and Gwinnett county:



From: David.O'Hare@gwinnettcounty.com [mailto:David.O'Hare@gwinnettcounty.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:03 AM
To: Bell, Kelly (CDC/OID/NCHHSTP) (CTR)
Cc: Gale.Higginbotham@gwinnettcounty.com; Lyndsay.Alimena@gwinnettcounty.com; Faith.McDonald@gwinnettcounty.com
Subject: Low Speed Vehicles (golf carts)

Ms. Bell

The laws regarding a low speed vehicles advise that in a subdivision with the speed limits that you described the use of your golf cart for traveling to and from your pool would be allowed. I am including a chart which will answer the questions that have been forwarded to me. If you should have any further concerns or questions, please feel free to email or call me directly.

Thank you.

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LOL, I think he means Mr Bell, not Ms Bell......
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That's built-into my 1998 EZ-GO TXT. Read the words carefully and look at yours again.

The front seat has "hip restraints" built into the seat. Hand holds are on the roof.
Somebody needs to tell GSP troopers on Jekyll this definition. They interpret it to mean lap belts for all passengers. If it's a 2+2 (four people), you'll get a ticket or at least a warning if there aren't 4 lap belts installed. And there better not be more that 4 people riding either. Jekyll Is. Auth. does not require the amber strobe or the slow moving vehicle triangle.
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Enforcement is not a problem for me. I drive in Hall and Gwinnett, and occasionally Braselton, as I live where they all intersect.

Your emails reference LSV, and the law I was referencing was for PTV. I'm not certain, how this will play out, as PTV vs. LSV. To be honest, I've never researched the rules for LSVs, so that may offer rights the PTV law doesn't. I was just pointing out the PTV is merely a definition of PTVs.

Most new bills say "All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed."
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