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Safe Fun Nashville pushes for strict enforcement of party vehicle regulations

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In the wake of Wednesday’s decision to permit 39 Entertainment Transportation Vehicles (ETVs), Safe Fun Nashville announced it will be watching closely how the new regulations are being enforced.

Last week, the Transportation Licensing Commission (TLC) passed regulations on party vehicles, and commissioners have now voted to offer a 60-day grace period for owners to meet the new requirements.

If these requirements are not met, a zero-tolerance policy may be enforced.

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Jim Schmitz, co-organizer of Safe Fun Nashville, spoke out about the organization’s push for strict enforcement.

Our expectation moving forward is that ETV companies will abide by every established rule or face harsh penalties, with no exceptions.

“Commissioners worked hard and put in long hours to come to an agreement, and we appreciate their effort,” he continued. “However, we are disappointed in the substantial number of permits granted. It is time to move forward with enforcing a zero-tolerance policy.”

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Schmitz pointed out that some of the operators are following the rules but many are not.

“The organization will work with those following the rules to help clean up the streets and get rid of bad actors,” he said. “We will watch, record, and submit any violations directly to the city on behalf of all Nashvillians, and we expect appropriate officials to hold any offender accountable.”

More about Safe Fun Nashville can be found here.

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