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Applications with incomplete or missing information will not be processed. Carteret County Code of Ordinances Sec. 15-38 requires that your golf cart be covered under an auto liability policy with the same minimum coverage as required for an automobile in North Carolina. You are required to furnish a copy of your insurance policy as proof of compliance prior to receiving your registration.
I certify under penalty of perjury that this vehicle is insured with the company listed above and that I will maintain the required liability insurance throughout the registration period. I further understand that I am required to notify the county of any changes in insurance carriers.
1. Golf carts ARE NOT PERMITTED to be operated on a public roadway within the unincorporated county unless expressly permitted. A complete list of areas in the unincorporated county where golf carts are allowed on the roadway is kept and maintained in the county clerk to the boards office.
2. OPEN CONTAINERS OF ALCOHOL ARE NOT PERMITTED on a golf cart, to include passengers. Anyone operating a golf cart under the influence of alcohol or other drugs can be arrested for driving while impaired.
3. No one UNDER THE AGE OF 16 is allowed to operate a golf cart.
4. Anyone operating a golf cart must have a valid driver's license in their possession while operating a golf cart and must comply with all conditions and restrictions on their license.
5. A golf cart must display a valid county registration decal on the REAR of the golf cart.
6. A golf cart may only transport as many people as there are seat belts. The seating capacity of seat belts may not be exceeded.
7. Each operator/passenger is required to be properly seated and have their own individual seat belt securely fastened while the golf cart is in motion. Children who are required by law to be in a car seat in a motor vehicle are also required to be in a car seat on a golf cart.
8. No golf cart may be operated at a speed greater than reasonable and prudent for the existing conditions, and in no instance at a speed greater than 20 miles per hour.
9. Golf carts may not be operated in a careless or reckless manner.
10. Golf carts are required to be operated in accordance with all state motor vehicle laws, local traffic laws and local ordinances.
11. Golf carts are subject to the same parking regulations as traditional motor vehicles, and may only be parked in the same manner and in the same places designated for the parking of traditional motor vehicles.
12. Golf carts may only park in handicapped parking spaces if the driver has a valid handicapped placard or sticker and the same is clearly posted or displayed in the golf cart.
13. Golf carts may not be used for the purpose of towing another cart, trailer or vehicle of any kind, including a person on roller skates, skateboard, or bicycle.
14. The operator of a golf cart shall yield the right-of-way to traditional motor vehicles.
1. Any person violating the motor vehicle laws of the state, which shall also apply to golf carts registered under this article, shall be subject to the penalties prescribed in state law for said violation.
2. Any person who knowingly allows an underage driver to operate a golf cart shall be charged and subject to the penalties prescribed in state law for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
3. Any person found to be in violation of a rule or regulation shall be subject to a civil citation and a fine of $50.00.
4. Operating a golf cart under the influence of an impairing substance (i.e., alcohol or drugs) on a public street is a violation of state law, and is punishable as provided therein.
5. The county may refuse to register and issue a permit for the operation of a golf cart, or may immediately revoke a previously issued permit, if the registered golf cart and/or the owner of the golf cart is involved in three or more violations of this article and/or violations of state law within a three-year time period. Said revocation and/or denial of a permit shall be effective for one year.
6. The county may refuse to register and issue a permit for the operation of a golf cart, or may immediately revoke a previously issued permit, if the registered golf cart and/or the owner of the golf cart is charged with operating a golf cart under the influence of an impairing substance, aiding and abetting the operation of the golf cart under the influence of an impairing substance, or operating a golf cart in a careless and reckless manner. Said revocation and/or denial of a permit shall be effective for one year, unless the charge is dismissed or the owner and/or operator is acquitted, in which event the permit shall either be immediately reinstated or the application for the permit shall be approved if the conditions of the ordinance have been met.
7. All revocation periods shall be effective from the date of the notification of revocation letter, provided that the revoked registration decal is surrendered to the sheriff's office within 14 days of the date of notification. If the revoked registration decal is not surrendered within 14 days, then the revocation shall be effective, however the one year period shall not begin until the date the decal is surrendered to, or seized by, the county sheriff's office.
I certify, under risk and forfeiture of privilege, that I have received a copy of the rules and regulations outlined above and that I have read, understand and agree to strictly adhere to all rules and regulations set forth and pertaining to the operation of golf carts within the unincorporated roads of Carteret County.
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