Georgia state laws that went into effect Jan. 2, 2012, states all golf carts must have the following equipment:
1. A braking system sufficient for the weight and passenger capacity of the vehicle, including parking brake.
2. A reverse warning device functional at all times when the directional control is in reverse.
3. A main power switch. When the switch is in the “off” position, or the key, or other device that activates the switch is removed, the motive power circuit shall be inoperative. If the switch uses a key, it shall be removable only in the “off” position.
4. Head and tail lights, reflex reflectors, safety warning labels, horn, and rear views mirror.
5. Hip restraints (each passenger must have their own seat belt) and hand holds. The Georgia State Patrol will require that the trasportation of all children be in compliance with the child safety seat and booster seat laws.
THIS LAW DOES NOT AFFECT THE USE OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES ON THE PUBLIC ROADS, WHICH IS STILL STRICTLY PROHIBITED.