It all began with this LPD Facebook Post:
In the days and weeks following, the Lebanon Police Department has been true to its word, sharing ordinance info regarding golf carts, one of the most popular modes of summer transportation throughout the city.
“The department knows that golf carts are extremely popular and prevalent on city streets,” said LPD Police Chief Chad Morgan. “LPD is sharing these golf cart ‘rules of the road’ to educate the public, and help keep everyone as safe as possible.”
Other Ordinance Information posts have included:
75.01 MUST BE LICENSED DRIVER | Only licensed drivers shall be allowed to operate golf carts in the city.
75.02 RESTRICTED OPERATION | Golf carts shall be operated only during daylight hours. Beginning April 1 through October 31, golf carts shall only be operated between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. local time. From November 1 through March 31, golf carts shall only be operated between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. local time.
75.03 REGISTRATION | (A) Golf carts shall be registered with the city annually. Golf cart owners are required to purchase an operating permit each year and the permits are current through December 31 of the year purchased. Permit fees are $30 per year. Permits can be purchased beginning January 2 and will expire on December 31. Golf cart owners are required to provide proof of insurance and a current state driver’s license at the time of registration.(Registration fees shall be paid through the Clerk-Treasurer’s office.)
75.04 OBEDIENCE TO RULES OF THE ROAD | All golf carts shall obey all of the rules of the road, state laws and local ordinances. All golf carts shall display a slow-moving vehicle sign attached to the rear of the cart, as well as a registration sticker from the city, valid for the current year. Proof of insurance shall be kept on the person or in the golf cart vehicle at all times.
75.05 RESTRICTIONS ON AREAS OF OPERATION | There shall be no golf cart traffic permitted upon any state highways located within the city, specifically State Road 32 and State Road 39. Golf cart traffic shall be prohibited on Indianapolis Avenue and Lafayette Avenue in the city. In addition, no golf carts shall be allowed to travel on city sidewalks.