Chapter 18, Section C:
Neighborhood Electric Cars

Revised June 8, 2009


Neighborhood Electric Cars (66-3-1103)

  1. A neighborhood electric car shall be equipped with head lamps, stop lamps, front and rear turn signal lamps, tail lamps, reflex reflectors, a parking brake, at least one interior and one exterior rear view mirror, a windshield, windshield wipers, a speedometer, an odometer, braking for each wheel, seat belts and a vehicle identification number.
  2. Except as provided in C or D below, a neighborhood electric car that is properly registered; in compliance with the Mandatory Financial Responsibility Act; and driven by an individual with a valid driver's license, may be operated on any street, roadway or highway if the posted maximum speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less; provided, a neighborhood electric car may cross at an intersection or permitted crossing point at any street, roadway or highway that has a posted maximum speed limit higher than 35 miles per hour.
  3. A local authority may prohibit the operation of neighborhood electric cars on any road under its jurisdiction.
  4. The department of transportation may prohibit the operation of neighborhood electric cars on any road under its jurisdiction.
  5. Neighborhood electric cars are exempt from: (1) the emblems or flashing lights requirement for slow-moving vehicles (Sec. 66-3-887); (2) any requirement for vehicle emission inspections; and (3) the minimum (45cc) motor displacement requirement of Section 66-7-405A.