Port Aransas Laws for Golf Carts

  • Golf carts are considered motor vehicles. Most traffic laws apply to their operation, including, seat belt, open container and DWI laws.
  • The beach road is a city street.
  • Golf carts may not be operated on Highway 361, south of the intersection of Avenue G.
  • Golf carts may only be operated by persons with a valid operator’s permit and/or driver’s license.
  • Golf carts must move to the right and yield the right of way to faster moving vehicles.
  • Golf carts may not be operated on any public sidewalk, pedestrian walkway, playground, public park, school ground, or other public recreational areas not designated for motor vehicle traffic.
  • The driver and every occupant of a golf cart must remain seated in a seat designed to hold passengers while the golf cart is in motion.
  • No person may ride in the lap of the driver or any other occupant.
Source: Scott Burroughs, Chief of Police, Port Aransas, Texas.
For more information, download Golf Cart Information and Regulations (PDF) from the City of Port Aransas.

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