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Golf Carts/Scooters

Golf Carts, Gas/electric scooters may not be used on any public streets or roadways in the City of Bogalusa.

Despite the popularity of golf carts, gas/electric scooter among young children, they cannot operate a golf carts, gas/electric scooter on any public street or roadway. The only place a child can operate a golf cart, gas/electric scooter is on private property, with permission of that private property owner.

Anyone who chooses to operate a golf cart, gas or electric scooter on private property should:
  • Wear a protective helmet with the chin strap properly fastened, as well as elbow pads, knee pads, wrist guards, gloves and shoes;
  • Make sure the scooter is equipped with a rear view mirror;
  • Make sure the scooter has a headlight at night;
  • Never carry more than one person on the scooter;
  • Do not dart out of driveways or from between parked cars;
  • Don't swerve when looking over your shoulder;
  • Never ride on sidewalks;
  • Check the scooter's equipment before you ride, including all nuts and bolts, the brakes, the frame and tires;
  • Read and understand the instruction manual;
  • Observe all safety and warning labels on your scooter;
  • Have a responsible person present to observe the riding of gas or electric scooters while on private property.