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Golf car rules of the road for Farm Progress Show

Only golf cars and motorized scooters are allowed on the exhibit field at the show.

The Farm Progress Show runs Aug. 27-29 in Decatur, Ill. Only golf cars and motorized scooters are allowed on the exhibit field at the show. No vehicles that will idle unattended — lawn mowers, Gators, ATVs or other utility vehicles — will be permitted.

Here’s a rundown of other rules that must be followed:

Golf car vendor. Visitors can rent a golf car from the Farm Progress Show approved vendor. The rental fee includes the permit required to enter the grounds.

Personal golf car. Visitors who bring personal golf cars must purchase an $80 permit from the golf car vendor located next to the west and southwest entrances.

5-mph max. Golf cars may not exceed a speed of 5 miles per hour.

Key stays with driver. Operators must remove the key from the vehicle when it is vacated.

No entry into exhibits. Golf cars may not be used to enter an exhibit. They shall remain in the street without obstructing access to the exhibit space. Operators who drive into exhibits and tents will lose their permit, and the golf car will be removed.

Seating limits. A golf car may not transport more individuals than it has seats for.

Attachment-free. No pull-behind attachments to golf cars are permitted.

Minimum age. Golf car operators must be 25 years old.

Safety first. Operators shall use the vehicle in a safe and prudent manner.

Management’s discretion. In those situations where questions arise relative to any aspect of these rules and regulations, Farm Progress Show management shall be responsible for all final decisions.

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