“Personal transportation vehicles,” or golf carts, are now legal — with restrictions — on certain Milton streets under an ordinance adopted by the City Council. AJC FILE

Milton OKs golf carts on certain city streets

The Milton City Council has adopted an ordinance that allows “personal transportation vehicles,” also known as golf carts, to be driven on city streets, subject to certain restrictions and state regulations.

The measure defines a PTV as having a top speed of 20 mph, a maximum empty weight of 1,375 pounds, and seating for up to eight people. It must have certain safety equipment, such as lights, brakes and a horn, and its operator must have a valid driver’s license. The vehicles are limited to designated city streets with a top speed limit of 25 mph.

“Neighborhoods with privately maintained streets could still ban (or allow) them, as Milton law enforcement officers do not have the authority to enforce basic traffic laws … or regulate traffic on such roadways,” according to a council meeting summary. “These types of vehicles would also still be prohibited from crossing state routes as indicated in state law.”

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