What safety features does my golf cart needed to be equipped with?
All golf carts must be equipped with the following minimum safety equipment to be eligible for a registration permit:
1) Operational headlamps
2) Operational tail lamps
3) Side reflectors
4) Operational parking brake
5) Rearview mirror(s)
6) Slow moving vehicle sign having a reflective surface designed to be clearly visible in daylight or at night from the light of standard headlamps at a distance of at least 500 feet. This sign should be mounted base down on the rear of the cart at a height from three to five feet above the road surface. It must be maintained in a clean reflective condition.
Golf carts registered 103rd Street and east are required to install the following additional safety equipment:
1) Turn signals
2) Horn
3) Brake lights
4) Seat belts
All golf cart equipment must be installed and maintained in a manner consistent with the standards provided by Texas Transportation Code.

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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?