JEFFERSON CITY — Cities across the country have approved ordinances allowing golf carts on local roads. But the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Revenue Department are warning that state law might not allow that.
Using golf carts to bum around town became more popular as gas prices climbed, and several Missouri cities have either allowed or considered it in recent months.
The Missouri Revenue Department is responsible for licensing drivers and vehicles. The department on Tuesday warned that state law restricts the types of vehicles that can be used on public roads.
That means only certain golf carts that are designated as "low-speed vehicles" by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can be used. Not all golf carts have that designation.