Posted: 5:37 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012
By Mark McGregor
Enon under-speed vehicle law
Definition: A four-wheeled motorized vehicle such as a golf cart other than a truck that either is originally designed and constructed with a top attainable speed of 20 mph or less, or is not originally designed and constructed for operation on a street or highway. They’re restricted to streets with speed limits of 35 mph or less. The operator must have a valid driver’s license and adhere to all applicable traffic laws.
Vehicles must be/have:
• Inspected by jurisdiction’s police department ($10 fee in Enon).
• Titled by county Clerk of Courts Title Office.
• Insured with proof.
• Registered with a state deputy registrar.
• At least two working tail-lights with at least one rear brake light visible from 500 feet.
• Two headlights visible at 1,000 feet.
• Horn audible from 500 feet.
• Rear view mirror with unobstructed rear view.
• Illuminated, electric or mechanical directional signals visible from front and rear.
• Two license plate mounting brackets, front and rear (rear illuminated legibly from 50 feet).
• Brakes sufficient to stop within 40 feet from a speed of 20 mph.
• Emergency brake sufficient to hold vehicle on any grade.
• Working exhaust system if engine-powered.