City of Biloxi gives green light to golf carts proposal

With a six to zero vote, the Biloxi City Council voted to give the green light to allow low-speed vehicles on city streets.

While this doesn’t mean golf carts will be cruising around Biloxi tomorrow, it does mean that any four wheeled electric vehicles will be able to hit the road by the middle of May.

Golf carts or other low-speed vehicles must have a top speed of no more than 25 miles per hour and operators will be required to have a valid driver’s license.

Those who register will be given a map of public and city roads with a speed limit of 25 miles per hour or less. Biloxi City Attorney Peter Abide said, “We’ll show if you’re crossing one of the larger roads. We’ll show where the traffic lights are and certain areas where we think there may be a propensity to kinda go across, but there’s not a traffic light there. We’re going to try going to try to highlight those areas to show that you should not cross in these areas.”

Once the new city ordinance takes effect in 30 days, those seeking registration will be able to do so at the Lopez Quave Public Safety Center. Upon registering, the operator will be given a decal and registration number for their cart.

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