Child Safety Restraints - Golf Carts

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023
Restrain Your Children in Your Golf Cart
North Carolina law requires the use of seat belts and child safety restraints in golf carts.
The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department is concerned for the safety of your children when riding in a golf cart. Our golf cart safety campaign has started and will continue through the coming months.
See below the NC General Statute on safety restraints.
§ 20-137.1. Child restraint systems required.
(a) Every driver who is transporting one or more passengers of less than 16 years of age shall have all such passengers properly secured in a child passenger restraint system or seat belt
which meets federal standards applicable at the time of its manufacture.
(a1) A child less than eight years of age and less than 80 pounds in weight shall be properly secured in a weight-appropriate child passenger restraint system. In vehicles equipped with an active passenger-side front air bag, if the vehicle has a rear seat, a child less than five years of age and less than 40 pounds in weight shall be properly secured in a rear seat, unless the child restraint system is designed for use with air bags.
If no seating position equipped with a lap and shoulder belt to properly secure the weight-appropriate child passenger restraint system is available, a child less than eight years of age and between 40 and 80 pounds may be restrained by a properly fitted lap belt only.

Questions? Please contact the OIBPD at (910)579-4221

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