The Lake Havasu City Police Department has received several inquiries over the last few days regarding golf carts attempting to cross the roadway against through traffic in the area of Acoma Boulevard South near the London Bridge Golf Course, specifically over who has the right-of-way.
According to Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 28 which covers transportation laws, a golf cart is defined as a motor vehicle and subject to applicable traffic laws. A golf cart operator must yield to through traffic when crossing a roadway or entering traffic. In addition, if operated on the roadway, the golf cart must be registered, insured, and the driver must have a valid driver’s license. On private property, such as golf courses and including crossing the roadway to play golf, there are no licensing requirements.
The Lake Havasu City Police Department encourages motorists to be attentive in areas where golf carts cross roadways and also wants golf cart operators to be safe and follow all applicable traffic laws.