ATVs, ROVs and Golf Carts on Bolivar beaches

Rules for the operation of a Golf Cart
Golf Carts

A golf cart is a motor vehicle. All rules that apply to a car or truck also apply to golf carts, including traffic laws. All rules apply on the beach also.

You must have a valid driver’s license to operate a golf cart.

You may only operate a golf cart on a roadway (including ditches) that has a speed limit of not more than 35 mph. YOU CANNOT OPERATE ON A HIGHWAY. You may cross the highway at a traffic control device but only go straight across.

You must have a Slow Moving Vehicle Triangle on the rear of the golf cart.

Neither the driver nor passenger of a golf cart may have an open container of alcohol, even if it is not moving.

If an unlicensed driver is operating a golf cart, the parent or person in charge of the cart may be charged with “allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle".

A golf cart must have a Bolivar Beach Parking Sticker to park on the beach.

If the golf cart is equipped with safety belts, they must be worn.

Rules for the operation of ATV / ROV  ATVs - ROVs

An ATV, sometimes called "three-wheeler" or "four-wheeler",  is a motor vehicle, equipped with a saddle seat, designed to propel itself with three or four wheels on the ground and manufactured for off-highway use. An ROV, sometimes referred to as a "mule", is the same as an ATV except that it is equipped with a non-saddle (bench or bucket) seats.

Frequently Asked Questions – ATV/ROV’s
Issued by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office

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