Florida state law prohibits the operation of a golf cart upon public roads or streets unless the responsible local government (County or Municipality) has determined that golf carts may be safely operated on a designated road or street. The law also requires the Department of Transportation to review the location, design, and any traffic control devices needed to approve crossings of the State Highway System which intersects a county road or municipal street that has been designated for use by golf carts.
The City submitted a request to Florida Department of Transportation to allow golf cart crossings at the intersection of US Hwy 19 and Gulf Drive. This request has been approved by the Department under the condition that the intersection is posted with traffic signs to notify motorist about the crossing of golf carts. Effective on Friday, July 14, 2023 golf carts will be allowed to cross at the US Hwy 19 and Gulf Drive intersection.
In addition to the approved golf cart crossing, safety is a priority for our residents and citizens which is why, the City’s golf cart ordinance requires all golf carts operated on designated city streets to be equipped with efficient brakes, a reliable steering apparatus, safe tires, a rearview mirror, and red reflectorized warning devices in both front and rear. In addition, drivers wanting to operate their carts between sunset and sunrise, must be equipped with headlights, brakes lights, turn signals and a windshield.
Lastly, the City’s Golf Cart Ordinance allows golf carts to operate on any city street within the city limit boundaries except where streets are prohibited. At this time golf carts are prohibited to be operated on Congress Street, Madison Street, Massachusetts Avenue, and Trouble Creek Road.
For more information, please contact the Public Works Department at (727) 841-4536.