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Page 1 of 2 189.286 Local government may permit operation of golf cart on public roadway -- Ordinance -- Qualifications for operation -- Exemption from title, registration, <br>and emissions compliance requirements -- Preemption by Transportation <br>Cabinet. (1) As used in this section: (a) &quot;Golf cart&quot; means any self-propelled vehicle that: 1. Is designed for the transportation of players or maintaining equipment <br>on a golf course, while engaged in the playing of golf, supervising the <br>play of golf, or maintaining the condition of the grounds on a golf <br>course; 2. Has a minimum of four (4) wheels; 3. Is designed to operate at a speed of not more than thirty-five (35) miles <br>per hour; 4. Is designed to carry not more than six (6) persons, including the driver; 5. Has a maximum gross vehicle weight of two thousand five hundred <br>(2,500) pounds; 6. Has a maximum rated payload capacity of one thousand two hundred <br>(1,200) pounds; and 7. Meets the federal motor vehicle safety standards for low-speed vehicles <br>set forth in 49 C.F.R. sec. 571.500; and (b) &quot;Local government&quot; means a city, county, charter county government, urban-county government, consolidated local government, unified local government, <br>or special district. (2) The governing body of a local government may authorize and regulate the operation of a golf cart on any public roadway under its jurisdiction if the local government <br>adopts an ordinance specifying each roadway that is open for golf cart use. (3) An ordinance created under subsection (2) of this section shall require that a golf cart operated on a designated public roadway: <br>(a) Be issued a permit for the golf cart by the local government; <br>(b) Display a sticker or permit that identifies that the golf cart is allowed to be operated on specific roadways within the local government; and (c) Be inspected by a certified inspector designated by the county sheriff and certified through the Department of Vehicle Regulation to ensure that the golf <br>cart complies with the requirements of this section. The inspection fee under <br>this paragraph shall not exceed five dollars (&#36;5) with an additional fee not to <br>exceed ten dollars (&#36;10) per trip charged if it becomes necessary for the <br>certified inspector to travel to the site of the golf cart rather than having the <br>golf cart brought to the sheriff's inspection area. (4) A person may operate a golf cart on a public roadway pursuant to subsection (2) of this section if: Page 2 of 2 (a) The posted speed limit of the designated public roadway is thirty-five (35) miles per hour or less; (b) The operator of the golf cart does not cross a roadway at an intersection where the roadway being crossed has a posted speed limit of more than thirty-five <br>(35) miles per hour; (c) The operator has a valid operator's license in his or her possession; <br>(d) The golf cart is being operated between sunrise and sunset; and <br>(e) The golf cart displays a slow-moving vehicle emblem in compliance with KRS 189.820. (5) A golf cart operating on a public roadway under subsection (2) of this section shall be insured in compliance with KRS 304.39-080 by the owner or operator, and the <br>proof of insurance shall be inside the golf cart at all times of operation on a public <br>roadway. (6) Any person operating a golf cart on a public roadway under the provisions of this section shall be subject to the traffic regulations of KRS Chapter 189. (7) A golf cart operating on a public roadway designated by a local government under subsection (2) of this section is not considered to be motor a vehicle and is exempt <br>from: <br>(a) Title requirements of KRS 186.020; <br>(b) Vehicle registration requirements of KRS 186.050; and <br>(c) Emissions compliance certificates pursuant to KRS 224.20-720. (8) A local government may adopt more stringent local ordinances governing golf cart safety equipment and operation than specified in this section. (9) The Transportation Cabinet may prohibit the operation of a golf cart on a public roadway designated under subsection (2) of this section that crosses a state-<br>maintained highway under its jurisdiction if it determines that such prohibition is <br>necessary in the interest of public safety. (10) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a golf cart that is not used on a public roadway except to cross a roadway while following a golf cart path on a golf <br>course. Effective: July 15, 2010 <br>History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 53, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2010. -- Created 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 106, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2008.

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Page 1 of 2 189.286 Local government may permit operation of golf cart on public roadway -- Ordinance -- Qualifications for operation -- Exemption from title, registration, <br>and emissions compliance requirements -- Preemption by Transportation <br>Cabinet. (1) As used in this section: (a) &quot;Golf cart&quot; means any self-propelled vehicle that: 1. Is designed for the transportation of players or maintaining equipment <br>on a golf course, while engaged in the playing of golf, supervising the <br>play of golf, or maintaining the condition of the grounds on a golf <br>course; 2. Has a minimum of four (4) wheels; 3. Is designed to operate at a speed of not more than thirty-five (35) miles <br>per hour; 4. Is designed to carry not more than six (6) persons, including the driver; 5. Has a maximum gross vehicle weight of two thousand five hundred <br>(2,500) pounds; 6. Has a maximum rated payload capacity of one thousand two hundred <br>(1,200) pounds; and 7. Meets the federal motor vehicle safety standards for low-speed vehicles <br>set forth in 49 C.F.R. sec. 571.500; and (b) &quot;Local government&quot; means a city, county, charter county government, urban-county government, consolidated local government, unified local government, <br>or special district. (2) The governing body of a local government may authorize and regulate the operation of a golf cart on any public roadway under its jurisdiction if the local government <br>adopts an ordinance specifying each roadway that is open for golf cart use. (3) An ordinance created under subsection (2) of this section shall require that a golf cart operated on a designated public roadway: <br>(a) Be issued a permit for the golf cart by the local government; <br>(b) Display a sticker or permit that identifies that the golf cart is allowed to be operated on specific roadways within the local government; and (c) Be inspected by a certified inspector designated by the county sheriff and certified through the Department of Vehicle Regulation to ensure that the golf <br>cart complies with the requirements of this section. The inspection fee under <br>this paragraph shall not exceed five dollars (&#36;5) with an additional fee not to <br>exceed ten dollars (&#36;10) per trip charged if it becomes necessary for the <br>certified inspector to travel to the site of the golf cart rather than having the <br>golf cart brought to the sheriff's inspection area. (4) A person may operate a golf cart on a public roadway pursuant to subsection (2) of this section if: Page 2 of 2 (a) The posted speed limit of the designated public roadway is thirty-five (35) miles per hour or less; (b) The operator of the golf cart does not cross a roadway at an intersection where the roadway being crossed has a posted speed limit of more than thirty-five <br>(35) miles per hour; (c) The operator has a valid operator's license in his or her possession; <br>(d) The golf cart is being operated between sunrise and sunset; and <br>(e) The golf cart displays a slow-moving vehicle emblem in compliance with KRS 189.820. (5) A golf cart operating on a public roadway under subsection (2) of this section shall be insured in compliance with KRS 304.39-080 by the owner or operator, and the <br>proof of insurance shall be inside the golf cart at all times of operation on a public <br>roadway. (6) Any person operating a golf cart on a public roadway under the provisions of this section shall be subject to the traffic regulations of KRS Chapter 189. (7) A golf cart operating on a public roadway designated by a local government under subsection (2) of this section is not considered to be motor a vehicle and is exempt <br>from: <br>(a) Title requirements of KRS 186.020; <br>(b) Vehicle registration requirements of KRS 186.050; and <br>(c) Emissions compliance certificates pursuant to KRS 224.20-720. (8) A local government may adopt more stringent local ordinances governing golf cart safety equipment and operation than specified in this section. (9) The Transportation Cabinet may prohibit the operation of a golf cart on a public roadway designated under subsection (2) of this section that crosses a state-<br>maintained highway under its jurisdiction if it determines that such prohibition is <br>necessary in the interest of public safety. (10) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a golf cart that is not used on a public roadway except to cross a roadway while following a golf cart path on a golf <br>course. Effective: July 15, 2010 <br>History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 53, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2010. -- Created 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 106, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2008.

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Page 1 of 2 189.286 Local government may permit operation of golf cart on public roadway -- Ordinance -- Qualifications for operation -- Exemption from title, registration, <br>and emissions compliance requirements -- Preemption by Transportation <br>Cabinet. (1) As used in this section: (a) &quot;Golf cart&quot; means any self-propelled vehicle that: 1. Is designed for the transportation of players or maintaining equipment <br>on a golf course, while engaged in the playing of golf, supervising the <br>play of golf, or maintaining the condition of the grounds on a golf <br>course; 2. Has a minimum of four (4) wheels; 3. Is designed to operate at a speed of not more than thirty-five (35) miles <br>per hour; 4. Is designed to carry not more than six (6) persons, including the driver; 5. Has a maximum gross vehicle weight of two thousand five hundred <br>(2,500) pounds; 6. Has a maximum rated payload capacity of one thousand two hundred <br>(1,200) pounds; and 7. Meets the federal motor vehicle safety standards for low-speed vehicles <br>set forth in 49 C.F.R. sec. 571.500; and (b) &quot;Local government&quot; means a city, county, charter county government, urban-county government, consolidated local government, unified local government, <br>or special district. (2) The governing body of a local government may authorize and regulate the operation of a golf cart on any public roadway under its jurisdiction if the local government <br>adopts an ordinance specifying each roadway that is open for golf cart use. (3) An ordinance created under subsection (2) of this section shall require that a golf cart operated on a designated public roadway: <br>(a) Be issued a permit for the golf cart by the local government; <br>(b) Display a sticker or permit that identifies that the golf cart is allowed to be operated on specific roadways within the local government; and (c) Be inspected by a certified inspector designated by the county sheriff and certified through the Department of Vehicle Regulation to ensure that the golf <br>cart complies with the requirements of this section. The inspection fee under <br>this paragraph shall not exceed five dollars (&#36;5) with an additional fee not to <br>exceed ten dollars (&#36;10) per trip charged if it becomes necessary for the <br>certified inspector to travel to the site of the golf cart rather than having the <br>golf cart brought to the sheriff's inspection area. (4) A person may operate a golf cart on a public roadway pursuant to subsection (2) of this section if: Page 2 of 2 (a) The posted speed limit of the designated public roadway is thirty-five (35) miles per hour or less; (b) The operator of the golf cart does not cross a roadway at an intersection where the roadway being crossed has a posted speed limit of more than thirty-five <br>(35) miles per hour; (c) The operator has a valid operator's license in his or her possession; <br>(d) The golf cart is being operated between sunrise and sunset; and <br>(e) The golf cart displays a slow-moving vehicle emblem in compliance with KRS 189.820. (5) A golf cart operating on a public roadway under subsection (2) of this section shall be insured in compliance with KRS 304.39-080 by the owner or operator, and the <br>proof of insurance shall be inside the golf cart at all times of operation on a public <br>roadway. (6) Any person operating a golf cart on a public roadway under the provisions of this section shall be subject to the traffic regulations of KRS Chapter 189. (7) A golf cart operating on a public roadway designated by a local government under subsection (2) of this section is not considered to be motor a vehicle and is exempt <br>from: <br>(a) Title requirements of KRS 186.020; <br>(b) Vehicle registration requirements of KRS 186.050; and <br>(c) Emissions compliance certificates pursuant to KRS 224.20-720. (8) A local government may adopt more stringent local ordinances governing golf cart safety equipment and operation than specified in this section. (9) The Transportation Cabinet may prohibit the operation of a golf cart on a public roadway designated under subsection (2) of this section that crosses a state-<br>maintained highway under its jurisdiction if it determines that such prohibition is <br>necessary in the interest of public safety. (10) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a golf cart that is not used on a public roadway except to cross a roadway while following a golf cart path on a golf <br>course. Effective: July 15, 2010 <br>History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 53, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2010. -- Created 2008 Ky. Acts ch. 106, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2008.

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