In 2012 the Marshall County Commissioners implemented an ordinance regulating the use of golf carts on county roadways.  With the warm weather season here in full strength, the commissioners want to remind citizens of the rules of golf cart usage in the county’s jurisdiction. 

Golf carts are only to be driven on county roads with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less. 

To operate a golf cart on certain roads within Marshall County, a driver must be a licensed driver under Indiana law and have their license on them at all times while operating the golf cart.   All golf carts driven on county roadways must be insured and proof of insurance must be carried by the operator or in the golf cart during the time of operation.

The county ordinance allows golf carts to operate on certain county roadways during daylight hours only and requires golf carts to display a red or amber flashing light at times when headlights are necessary for other vehicles. If a golf cart is operated at a time when weather conditions would make it necessary for headlights to be used, the golf cart must be equipped with both headlights and taillights that are in working order. 

Golf cart operators must abide by all State of Indiana traffic laws. While in operation, golf carts must carry no more passengers than such golf carts are equipped to handle, and all passengers must be seated at all times. 

Anyone violating the County’s Golf Cart Ordinance shall be subject to a fine of $25. for the first violation, $50 for the second violation, and $100 for the third violation.  A violation of the golf cart ordinance is considered an ordinance violation rather than a Class C Infraction. 

The county’s golf cart ordinance was passed and adopted on August 20th, 2012.