Reminder about Indiana laws regarding golf carts on public roadways

golfcartThe Fishers Police Department has received many inquires as to the use of golf carts in the city limits. To clarify, golf carts are not allowed on streets or highways in Fishers, Indiana.

Golf carts are not permitted on highways in Fishers, Indiana or on any street in Fishers that is not in an approved “Golf Cart Community”.  Cambridge is NOT an approved “Golf Cart Community”.  Indiana law specifically prohibits the use of golf carts on highways unless a local ordinance is adopted allowing golf carts on the highways.  Ind. Code § 9-21-8-57 provides, “A golf cart may not be operated on a highway except in accordance with an ordinance adopted under IC 9-21-1-3(a)(14) and IC 9-21-1-3.3(a) authorizing the operation of a golf cart on the highway.  There has been no ordinance adopted authorizing the use of golf carts on highways in Fishers, Indiana.   Thus, golf carts are not allowed on highways in Fishers, Indiana.

Golf Cart is defined as a, “four (4) wheeled motor vehicle originally and specifically designed and intended to transport one (1) or more individuals and golf clubs for the purpose of playing the game of golf on a golf course.”  Burns Ind. Code Ann. § 9-13-2-69.7

Highway is defined as, “the entire width between the boundary lines of every publicly maintained way when any part of the way is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. The term includes an alley in a city or town.” Burns Ind. Code Ann. § 9-13-2-73

PLEASE NOTE:  The Indiana Code sections mentioned above do not apply to private property.

Please feel free to contact the Fishers PD at 595-3300 with any additional questions.

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