Where can I drive my golf cart?
Galveston’s ordinance distinguishes golf cart operation in eastern and western portions of the City. Golf carts that are registered for operation 103rd Street and east may be driven in accordance with the ordinance anywhere permitted on Galveston Island, but golf carts that are registered for operation west of 103rd Street may not be driven east of 103rd Street.
Usage is restricted for west end cart drivers due to safety features required to operate a golf cart in the eastern portion of the Island.
Under the ordinance, golf carts can be operated on public roadways within the City of Galveston that:
a) Have a posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less.
b) Have no more than two lanes of vehicular traffic per direction.
c) Are not designated as part of either the State or Federal highway system.
Golf carts are not permitted on public streets as follows:
a) Roadways where the posted speed limit exceeds 35 miles per hour.
b) Avenue “O” between 53rd and 15th Streets and Avenue “P”, between 19th and 53rd Streets.
c) Roadways which are designated as part of the State highway system, including the “Pelican Island Causeway”.
Golf carts can not be driven on sidewalks and are prohibited from pulling trailers, boats, jet skis, other objects or people on public streets and the right of way. Golf carts can only be operated on beaches that allow vehicular access, except for those with a disability as described below.
Golf carts are limited to the seating capacity as designed by the manufacturer. All drivers and passengers must be seated at all times during operation of a golf cart. All occupants under the age of seven must be restrained by either an adult or by a seatbelt. If golf cart is operated 103rd Street and east, all drivers and passengers must use a seatbelt.

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1. When does the newly adopted golf cart ordinance go into effect?
2. Who is legally allowed to drive a golf cart on Galveston Island?
3. What is the boundary line distinguishing the western and eastern portions of the city?
4. Where can I drive my golf cart?
5. Why can’t I drive my golf cart on non-vehicular beaches?
6. Where can I apply for my golf cart registration permit and decal?
7. How much does the registration cost?
8. What is the fine if I’m caught disregarding the golf cart ordinance?
9. What safety features does my golf cart needed to be equipped with?
10. Is it illegal to drink alcohol while driving my golf cart?
11. How was the golf cart ordinance developed?
12. Where can I get a copy of the new ordinance regulating golf carts?