Montgomery County DA Ligon, County Attorney Griffin jointly ask Texas AG Paxton to clarify whether golf carts are motor vehicles requiring licensed driver

Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon.

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports

Conroe and Austin, October 9 – Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon and County Attorney B.D. Griffin have jointly asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to provide an opinion whether a valid Texas Driver’s License is required to drive a golf cart on a publicly maintained road. A full copy of their letter requesting the opinion appears at the end of this article.

Ligon told The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, “Law enforcement officials approached our office for clarification on the law regarding golf carts and the definition of motorized vehicles as to whether that applied to them. The County Attorney and I discussed it and believed that a clarification of several statutes would need to be reconciled, so we sent a joint letter to Attorney General Ken Paxton.”

Griffin said, “That question [about the rationale behind the opinion request] is better asked of the District Attorney. My office joined in the request as both the DA and our office were getting questions from different sources. We want our opinions to be consistent between both offices.”

Ligon and Griffin stated in their letter request to Paxton that they believe that certain sections of the Texas Transportation Code seem to provide different answers to the question about whether a license is required to drive a golf cart on a public road.

The two Montgomery County officials suggested to Paxton that a Driver’s License should be required to drive a golf cart on a publicly maintained road.

 

 

 

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