2021 Georgia Code
Title 40 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Chapter 6 - Uniform Rules of the Road
Article 13 - Special Provisions for Certain Vehicles
Part 3 - Personal Transportation Vehicles
§ 40-6-330.1. Required Equipment for Personal Transportation Vehicles; Grandfather Clause

Universal Citation: GA Code § 40-6-330.1 (2021)
  1. All personal transportation vehicles shall be equipped with:
    1. A braking system sufficient for the weight and passenger capacity of the vehicle, including a parking brake;
    2. A reverse warning device functional at all times when the directional control is in the reverse position;
    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 lamps;
    5. Reflex reflectors;
    6. Tail lamps;
    7. A horn;
    8. A rearview mirror;
    9. Safety warning labels; and
    10. Hip restraints and hand holds or a combination thereof.
  2. The requirements of subsection (a) of this Code section shall not apply to any personal transportation vehicles operated during daylight hours authorized by local ordinances enacted prior to January 1, 2012.

(Ga. L. 1973, p. 598, § 2; Code 1933, § 68A-1401, enacted by Ga. L. 1974, p. 633, § 1; Code 1981, §40-6-330; Ga. L. 1990, p. 2048, § 5; Ga. L. 2000, p. 951, § 5A-9; Ga. L. 2002, p. 506, § 5; Ga. L. 2002, p. 512, § 10; Ga. L. 2005, p. 334, § 18-13/HB 501; Code 1981, §40-6-330.1, as redesignated by Ga. L. 2014, p. 745, § 10/HB 877.)

Law reviews.

- For note on the 2002 amendment of this Code section, see 19 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 281 (2002).


Improper use of go-cart.

- Motorized go-cart when not properly driven may be equally as dangerous as a motor vehicle when improperly used. Hill v. Morrison, 160 Ga. App. 151, 286 S.E.2d 467 (1981).

Application to golf cart.

- Since a golf cart was a "motorized vehicle" under O.C.G.A. § 40-1-1(33) and (75), the defendant had to have a driver's license when driving the golf cart on a highway; the motorized cart statutes, O.C.G.A. §§ 40-6-330 and40-6-331(b), (c) authorized licensing of the vehicle, not the driver. Coker v. State, 261 Ga. App. 646, 583 S.E.2d 498 (2003).

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