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Golf Cart Regulations
golf cartGolf carts are permitted on Belton streets as long as they have proper equipment and follow basic safety rules.
It is important to know what is and isn't a golf cart, according to Texas law. The Texas Transportation Code defines a golf cart as a motor vehicle designed by the manufacturer primarily for use on a golf course. This does not include off road vehicles, UTVs, or ATVs.

Equipment required to legally operate a golf cart:

Exclusions and limitations:

  • Only licensed drivers (state issued license)
  • Daytime use only (dawn to dusk)
  • Streets with speed limit of 35 mph or less
  • Golf carts may only cross at an intersection when crossing a road with a speed limit of 35 mph or greater
    • On roads with speed limits of 45 mph or greater, golf carts may only cross at an intersection with a traffic signal
  • No FM roads or state highways:
    • Main Street (SH 317)
    • Loop 121
    • Lake Road (FM 439)
    • Holland Road (FM 436)
    • FM 93 (6th Ave/2nd Ave)
    • FM 1670
    • FM 2271
    • Waco Road (FM 817)
    • Any highway or Interstate frontage road
  • Golf Carts must move to the right and yield right-of-way to faster moving vehicles.
  • While golf cart is in motion, driver and occupants must remain seated in a seat designed to hold passengers.
  • No person may ride in the lap of the driver or any other occupant.
  • Golf carts shall not be used or operated in a negligent manner.
  • When operating on a public road, golf carts must comply with traffic and parking laws of the City of Belton and State of Texas.
  • Golf carts may use the hike and bike trail system provided they yield right-of-way to pedestrians, bicycles, and other modes of transportation.