Golf cart use on public streets in Ocean Springs

Golf carts are not just being used on the course anymore.

Yesterday, Ocean Springs City Council approved an ordinance allowing the operation of golf carts on public streets within city limits starting May 31st. Golf carts may be operated only on streets with a speed limit of 30 miles per hour or lower except when crossing a road with a higher speed limit.

Ocean Springs Mayor Shea Dobson tells News 25 he is excited about the opportunity for the community to be taking to the streets in their golf carts. “Residents have been asking about the golf carts for quite a while so we just wanted to give them another option to get around, to get around to the festivals, in the neighborhoods. It is going to be environmentally friendly and it will just go a long way to make Ocean Springs the beautiful, well connected city that we are.”

A full list of rules for golf cart use can be found on the Ocean Springs Police Department’s Facebook page.

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