Navigating a new golf cart ordinance

Navigating a new golf cart ordinance
Posted on 08/14/2019
Couple driving golf cart

Golf carts can be a quick and easy way to zip over to your neighborhood pool or a friend’s house — but be aware of some updated rules before you get behind the wheel.

A new city ordinance was recently adopted that sets some clear rules for golf cart owners and drivers. 

Golf carts are permitted on public roads where the speed limit is 25 miles per hour or less. The following regulations also apply:

  • Your golf cart must be equipped with headlights, taillights and brake lights.
  • The operator must have a valid driver’s license.
  • The owner must maintain insurance for the golf cart in the same amounts set forth for motor vehicles according to Kansas law.
  • Golf carts cannot be driven on public sidewalks, jogging paths, or other locations normally used for pedestrian traffic.
  • All traffic laws, including DUI and transporting an open container of alcohol, apply to the operation of a golf cart on a public road.
  • The number of occupants allowed on a golf cart is limited to the number of factory-installed seats. Bench seats are limited to three people. 
  • The operation of a golf cart on private property requires the property owner’s consent.  

See the full ordinance for all updated regulations.