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Morehead Embraces Golf Cars on City Streets

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New city ordinance allows golf car use with safety regulations and permits.

A new city ordinance in Morehead, Kentucky permits the use of golf cars on city streets. The Morehead Police Department announced these updated regulations and urged the public to familiarize themselves with the necessary equipment, rules, permits, and inspections.

According to the department, golf cars can only be operated on roads where the speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less. To use a golf car on these streets, it must be insured, and the driver must possess a valid driver’s license. The driver must also comply with all relevant laws and regulations, which include wearing seatbelts, while all passengers must remain seated. If you intend to drive a golf car in Morehead, you must obtain and prominently display a $25 permit from the Morehead Police Department. Additionally, the golf car must undergo inspection by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

To be eligible for street use, a golf car must be equipped with the same safety features as other vehicles, such as headlights and taillights, turn signals, a horn, and seatbelts. A comprehensive list of the required equipment can be found below.

The Morehead Police Department emphasizes that ATVs and side-by-sides like Gators or Mules are not classified as golf cars and are prohibited from being driven on city streets.

The department concluded by reminding everyone to prioritize safety and the well-being of fellow community members while enjoying their golf car rides.