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New year, new rules for golf carts

Golf cart owners in Barnesville ‘“ and other places in Georgia ‘“ will soon have stricter requirements to follow if they want to drive their carts on roadways. A new law that took effect Jan. 1 creates a separate classification of personal transportation vehicles for golf carts. The law requires golf carts to have braking systems, a reverse warning device, tail lamps, a horn and hip restraints. Carts must weigh less than 1,375 pounds and not top speeds of 20 miles per hour. They must also be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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