The Conway Police Department announced it would implement a strict policy regarding the use of golf carts and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on city streets in response to requests from residents.

“City ordinance and state law prohibits the use of these vehicles on city streets, with a couple of exceptions granted,” CPD spokesman LaTresha Woodruff said in a news release.

CPD Chief Jody Spradlin said officers would use a “common-sense approach” to enforcing the existing state law and city ordinance about ATVs and golf carts on city streets.

“This is a life safety issue and if it’s not stopped, someone is going to get hurt,” he said, noting that most residents call about young children driving the vehicles. “We do not want to see that happen that’s why this enforcement is necessary.”

Anyone found in violation could be fined $25 for a first offense, $50 for a second offense within 12 months, $100 for a third offense in 12 months and $200 for four or more offenses within 12 months.

For more information on the state law about ATVs, visit www.arkansashighways.com/act300/AR_Motor_Vehicle_2015E.pdf.

To see the city’s ordinance about golf carts, visit cityofconway.org/archive/ordinances/2010.