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NOTICE Golf Cart / UTV Rules 1. A golf cart/UTV is a motor vehicle. All rules that apply to a car or truck also apply to golf carts/UTVs including traffic laws. All rules apply on the beach also. 2. You MUST have a valid driver’s license to operate a golf cart/UTV. 3. You may only operate a golf cart/UTV on a roadway that has a speed limit of NOT more than 35 mph. YOU CANNOT OPERATE ON A HIGHWAY (The highway includes shoulders and ditches). You may cross the highway at a traffic control device but only go straight across. 4. You can only operate a golf cart/UTV between sunrise and sunset. 5. You must have a slow moving triangle on the rear of the golf cart/UTV. 6. Neither the driver nor passenger of a golf cart/UTV may have an open container of alcohol in it, even if it is not moving. 7. If an unlicensed driver is operating a golf cart/UTV, the parent or person in charge of the cart may be charged with “allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle”. 8. 8. A golf cart/UTV MUST have a beach parking sticker to park on the beach. 9. If the golf cart/UTV is equipped with safety belts, they MUST be worn. The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and Precinct 6 Constable’s Office are stepping up enforcement of these laws. The number of accidents resulting in serious bodily and death have increased dramatically recently due to the popularity of these vehicles. These are not new laws, warnings have been given for years but most have been ignored.
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