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Golf Cars and Distracted Driving

Golf Cars and Distracted Driving1 Much has been expressed in the media in recent years about texting and use of cell phones while driving. Traffic accidents and resultant injuries and even death are attributed to the combination of texting or use of cell phones and driving. According

Golf Cars as Other Powered Mobility Devices (“OPMDs”)

Golf Cars as Other Powered Mobility Devices (“OPMDs”)1 Early in 2017, the City Council of Yorkville, Illinois, ruled a disabled person could not use a golf cart to drive on city roadways, such as parkways and alleyways, as well as sidewalks. Subsequently, the disabled person filed a f

Golf Car Insurance – Is it to die for?

Golf Car Insurance – Is it to die for?1 Recently, in Thomasville, Georgia, an 8-year-old boy died as the result of being run over by a golf car operated by an 11-year-old. The golf car was occupied by three other small kids. The police report indicates a belief the kids were playing a

How not to write a golf car ordinance

How not to write a golf car ordinance1 In reviewing dozens of local ordinances annually, we observe some localities take the lazy way out and merely adapt another nearby locality’s ordinance’s language for their use.  This method of legislative drafting ignores best practices and prin

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