A state law signed by Gov. Sonny Perdue on Thursday April 22nd, 2004 gives cities and towns throughout Georgia the authority to set rules for the operation of motorized carts within their boundaries. The city’s law allows the following operators:
Any person age 16 and older, unless they have had their driver’s license suspended or revoked by the state;
Fifteen-year-olds with no license or learner’s permit, as long as they are accompanied by a licensed 18-year-old, parent, grandparent, or legal guardian;
Fifteen-year-olds with a valid learner’s permit can drive solo or under the above conditions, or accompanied by up to one other unrelated person at least 15 years old, or up to three immediate family members;
12, 13 and 14-year olds when accompanied in the front seat by a parent, grandparent or legal guardian.
NOTE: No one under the age of 12 may operate a cart. Low Speed Vehicles such as the GEM car still require a valid driver’s license for operation.
GEM & LSEV Owners:
Insurance & Tags are required.
State law requires that Low Speed Electric Vehicles, such as the GEM cars, be registered with the County, have a valid tag, and current insurance. This law applies whether the GEM is on the streets, or only on the paths. Violating this law will result in the same penalties as failing to have a tag and insurance on your car.