Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) recently updated regulations surrounding golf cart usage in municipalities. The Town of White City previously had a bylaw (Bylaw No. 592-15) which allowed golf carts to be driven only on the most direct route between a golf course and the storage location of the golf cart.
The updated bylaw now allows golf carts to be driven on public roads, however, they must stay off Multi-Use Pathways.
- Drivers must hold a minimum of a Class 7 driver’s license.
- Owners must carry a minimum of $200.0K in 3rd-party liability insurance and provide proof of insurance at the request of the RCMP or the Community Safety Officer.
- Cannot operate on any roadway with a posted speed over 50 km/h.
- Must display a slow-moving vehicle sign.
- Only be operated during daylight hours on roadways.
- Cannot be capable of operating at a speed of more than 24 km/h on level ground.
- Must not be operated on any provincial highway, other than to cross one.
- Travel on the farthest right hand portion of roadway.
- Must stay off Multi-Use pathways.
What is classified as a golf cart?
A golf cart is defined in the bylaw as a vehicle with three or more wheels that:
1. is designed to carry golfers and their equipment through a golf course;
2. does not exceed 24 kms/hour;
3. weighs less than 590 kilograms (not including the weight of the passengers and equipment; and
4. is not defined as an all terrain vehicle in “The All Terrain Vehicles Act” or a low speed vehicle as defined in “The Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations.”