Fore! Golf carts soon to be rolling in Biloxi

The Biloxi City Council today voted to allow low-speed vehicles such as golf carts on Biloxi roadways that have a speed limit of 25 mph or less. The measure would take effect in 30 days, and operators would be required to register the vehicles with the city.     

According to the new city ordinance, low-speed vehicles are any four-wheeled electric vehicle with a top speed of no more than 25 mph and equipped with safety equipment.

They will be allowed on public and city roads with a speed limit of 25 mph or less. They will not be allowed on U.S. 90 or south of U.S. 90 and will not be allowed on, over, or across any interstate or state highway.

However, the carts will be allowed across certain streets with a speed limit higher than 25 mph, solely to cross by means of the shortest distance possible.

Golf carts, or low-speed vehicles, must have lights, turn signals, reflectors, a parking brake, a windshield, exterior and rear-view mirrors, a horn, seatbelts and a VIN number. Operators must have a valid driver’s license.

Registration will be required through the Biloxi Police Department.

Once all guidelines are in place, around mid- May, those seeking registration may visit the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center at 170 Porter Avenue, and pay the $75 registration fee.  Operators will receive a map showing legal operating areas, a decal and a registration number for their cart. Registration will only be valid for one year.
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