SATSUMA, Alabama (WKRG) – The Satsuma Police Department responded to a call about an overturned golf cart just two weeks after a new all-terrain vehicle order was put in place.
On December 13, the city of Satsuma announced a new ordinance banning the use of all-terrain vehicles on the public right-of-way. On Monday, December 27, first responders were called in about an overturned golf cart driven by a 9-year-old boy. The boy was slightly injured.
Due to this incident, the SPD is implementing a zero tolerance policy regarding the new ordinance.
The order contains the following information:
- “Satsuma City has determined that the use of vehicles designed for off-road operation on public property in Satsuma City should be regulated, as such activities pose a safety hazard to both those who drive. off-road vehicles and those that drive legal vehicles designed for on-road driving.
- “No person shall, at any time, operate, drive or drive a vehicle designed solely for off-road use, including, but not limited to, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), golf carts, off-road motorcycles, go-carts, on any public road, public property and / or public right-of-way within the city limits of Satsuma.
- “It is illegal for any parent, guardian or other dependent of a minor child to allow, authorize or knowingly permit such child or ward to violate this order. “
- “Anyone found to be in violation of this ordinance will be issued a municipal ticket for violating the ordinance. “
If you have any questions regarding the order, please contact the Satsuma Police Department.