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Posted on: March 13, 2019

A brief rundown on golf cart regulations

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With the weather warming up and spring break underway, we've received a lot of questions about where people can drive golf carts. Here are a few points to address the main questions we've received, but please email if you have any other questions about these regulations.

  • Golf carts are allowed on any non-state highway that has a speed limit of 35 mph or less
  • Golf cart drivers must follow all traffic safety laws
  • Golf carts must be equipped with lights, seat belts and signals, per state law
  • Galveston Police Department enforces these laws
  • Most regulations related to golf cart use are state law, not local ordinance
  • Drivers cannot operate golf carts west of 61st on Seawall, on Broadway (other than to cross), or Harborside or Ferry Road or any other road with speed limits above 35mph

*As a note, Seawall is a county road between 6th and 61st streets. East of 6th St. and west of 61st St., it's a state highway.

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