Corpus Christi, TX asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas

Q: Can I legally drive a golf cart on public roads in Corpus Christi, TX. Also, Do i need insurance and registration for it

1 Lawyer Answer

Donivan Flowers

Answered
  • Tyler, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: According to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, Registration is not needed to operate your golf cart on a public road. State law allows for use of golf carts with a slow-moving vehicle emblem in the following situations: in master planned communities with a uniform set of restrictive covenants in place, on public or private beaches, during the daytime and no more than two miles from where the owner usually parks the golf cart and for transportation to or from a golf course, or to cross intersections, including a road or street that has a posted speed limit of no more than 35 miles per hour. A city can pass a local ordinance allowing for the use of golf carts on certain roads. The road must be within the boundaries of the city and have a speed limit of 35 mph or lower. However, a city can also pass on ordinance prohibiting golf cart usage on public streets completely. You will need to find out what ordinances and regulations Corpus Christi has in place before you start driving your golf card on public roads.

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