Golf Cart Use on Village Streets

by Alacia Acton
Monday, August 30, 2021

Village of Empire

The Village Council, at its regular meeting held on August 24, 2021 approved Resolution #9 of 2021 authorizing the use of golf carts on Village of Empire Streets.  The following conditions are required under the Michigan Vehicle Code (Section 257.657a) when operating a golf cart:

An Operator

  • Must be at least 16 and have a valid driver’s license
  • Must comply with signal requirements
  • Must ride as far to the right as possible
  • Is not required to wear a helmet

Golf Carts

  • Shall not be operated on sidewalks
  • May not pass between lines of traffic
  • May travel at a maximum speed of 15 miles per hour
  • May not be operated ½ hour before sunset to ½ hour after sunrise
  • Are only permitted to operate on streets within village boundaries
  • Shall not be operated on a major trunk line (M-72 or M-22) except to directly cross from one local village street to another local village street
This page last updated on 4/20/2023.