§ 71.02 OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS AND ROHVS.
(A) Except as provided in this subchapter, it shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate a golf cart or an ROHV upon any street, road, alley, or highway within the village.
(B) Golf carts and ROHVs may be operated by a person on streets, roads, and alleys within the village, if the operator complies with all of the following requirements and regulations:
(1) The golf cart or ROHV must be equipped with the following in good working order and condition at all times: brakes; brake lights on rear of the vehicle; a steering wheel; a windshield; tires; a rearview mirror; seatbelts; horn; a “slow moving vehicle” emblem (as required of other vehicles in 625 ILCS 5/12-709) on the rear of the golf cart; a headlight that emits a white light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the front; a tail lamp that emits a red light visible from at least 100 feet from the rear; brake lights; front and rear turn signals; red reflector warning devices on the front and rear of the vehicle; and any additional requirements that may from time to time be required by the State Motor Vehicle Code;
(2) When operated on a street, road, alley, or highway, the golf cart or ROHV shall, pursuant to 625 ILCS 5/12-201, have its headlight and taillamps lighted at all times when rain, snow, fog, or other atmospheric conditions require the use of windshield wipers, and at any other times when, due to insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, persons and vehicles on the streets, roads, and alleys are not clearly discernible at a distance of 1,000 feet;
(3) A golf cart or ROHV may only be operated from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.;
(4) The operator of a golf cart or ROHV must be at least 18 years of age and passengers must be at least eight years of age. The operator must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license and a valid permit to operate a golf cart or ROHV issued pursuant to § 71.03;
(5) The operator of a golf cart or ROHV must operate the golf cart in compliance with all village ordinances and the provisions of the State Motor Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/1-101 et seq.) as amended from time to time;
(6) A golf cart or ROHV may not be operated at a speed in excess of 25 mph;
(7) A golf cart or ROHV may only be operated on streets where the posted speed limit is 35 mph or less;
(8) A golf cart or ROHV may not be operated on sidewalks or other public property not accessible to or authorized for vehicular traffic;
(9) A golf cart or ROHV may not be driven on a state highway; except a golf cart or ROHV may make a direct crossing over a state highway, municipal street, county highway, or road district highway if the operator makes a direct crossing provided: the crossing is made at an angle of approximately 90 degrees to the direction of the street, road, or highway and at a place where no obstruction prevents a quick and safe crossing; the golf cart or ROHV is brought to a complete stop before attempting a crossing; the operator yields the right-of-way to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic which constitutes a hazard; and when crossing a divided highway, the crossing is made only at an intersection of the highway with another public street, road, or highway.
(10) No person shall operate nor shall any owner permit another person to operate a golf cart or ROHV on the roads, streets, highways, or alleys within the village unless the golf cart or ROHV is covered by a liability insurance policy in compliance with the state’s Safety and Family Financial Responsibility Law (625 ILCS 5/7-100 et seq.). An insurance card showing coverage shall be kept in the cart;
(11) A person who operates or is in actual physical control of a golf cart or ROHV on a roadway while under the influence is subject to 625 ILCS 5/11-501 through 625 ILCS 5/11-502;
(12) No other non-highway vehicles as defined in 625 ILCS 5/11-1426.1 shall be operated on any road, street, highway, or alley within the village; and
(13) Each golf or ROHV cart may transport only as many individuals, eight years of age and older), as is the lesser of the number of seats or as its manufacturer designates. No individuals may ride on any other portion of the golf cart.
(Ord. 1042, passed 4-6-2017) Penalty, see § 71.99