CHAPTER XIV. TRAFFICCHAPTER XIV. TRAFFIC\ARTICLE 4. GOLF CARTS

(a)   Golf carts may be operated upon the public highways, streets, roads and alleys within the corporate limits of the city (1) for the purpose of going to and from the Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course, (2)within the highway commercial zoning district, (3)within the College and Institutional zoning district and (4) within the Parkside Homes Subdivision; provided, however, that no golf cart may be operated upon any public highway, street, road and alley with a posted speed limit in excess of 30 miles per hour.  No golf cart shall be operated on any interstate highway, federal highway or state highway; provided, however, that the provisions of this subsection shall not prohibit a golf cart from crossing a federal or state highway with a posted speed limit greater than 30 miles per hour.

(b)   No golf cart shall be operated on any public highway, street, road or alley between sunset and sunrise.

(c)   Every person operating a golf cart on the public highways, streets, roads and alleys of the city shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to a driver of a vehicle imposed by law.

(Ord. 1185; Code 2016)

No person shall operate a golf cart on any public highway, street, road or alley within the corporate limits of the city unless such person has a valid driver’s license.  Violation of this section is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(Ord. 1185; Code 2016)

“Golf cart” means a motor vehicle that has not less than three wheels in contact with the ground, an unladen weight of not more than 1,800 pounds, is designed to be operated at not more than 25 miles per hour and is designed to carry not more than four persons, including the driver.

(Ord. 1185; Code 2016)

Unless specifically provided herein, a violation of this section shall be deemed an ordinance traffic infraction.  Upon an entry of a plea of guilty or no contest or upon being convicted of such violation, the penalty imposed shall be in accordance with Section 201, Standard Traffic Ordinance, and amendments thereto, or such other similar provision as the city may then have in effect.

(Ord. 1185; Code 2016)

(a)   It shall be illegal to operate a golf carts vehicle on any public highway, street, road or alley within the corporate limits of the city unless such vehicle displays a slow moving vehicle emblem on the rear of the vehicle.

(b)   For the purpose of this section, “slow-moving vehicle emblem” has the same meaning as contained in K.S.A. 8-1717, and amendments thereto.

(c)   The slow-moving vehicle emblem shall be mounted and displayed in compliance with K.S.A. 8-1717, and amendments thereto.

(Ord. 1185; Code 2016)

(a)   Every owner of a golf cart shall provide liability coverage in accordance with Section 200 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance, and amendments thereto, and the Kansas Automobile Injury Reparations Act, K.S.A. 40-3101 et seq., and amendments thereto.

(b)   All provisions of Section 200 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance, and amendments thereto, including penalty provisions, shall be applicable to all owners and operators of golf carts.

(Ord. 1185; Code 2016)

Before operating any golf cart on any public highway, street, road or alley within the corporate limits of the city, the vehicle shall be registered with the police department and display a valid registration decal affixed and displayed in such a manner as to be clearly visible from the rear of the vehicle. The application shall be made upon forms provided by the city and each application shall contain the name of the owner, the owner’s residence address, or bona fide place of business, a brief description of the vehicle to be registered (including make, model and serial number, if applicable).  Proof of insurance, as required in Section 14-406 shall be furnished at the time of application for registration.  The annual registration fee for a golf cart shall be $100.00.  The full amount of the license fee shall be required regardless of the time of year that the application is made.  The license issued hereunder shall be nontransferable.

(Ord. 1185; Code 2016)

Section 114.4 of the standard traffic ordinance is hereby repealed.

(Ord. 1185; Code 2016)