Low-Speed Vehicle Access to Roadways Authorization

The cities of Moss Point, Newton, and Diamondhead may authorize the operation of low-speed vehicles on public roads and streets within city limits. In Moss Point and Diamondhead, a low-speed vehicle is defined as a four-wheeled motor vehicle that is capable of operating at a speed of at least 20 miles per hour (mph) but not greater than 25 mph. In Newton, a low-speed vehicle is a four-wheeled motor vehicle that is not capable of exceeding 20 mph and is equipped with a parking brake, head and tail lamps, seat belts, and turn signals.

Low-speed vehicles may not be operated on interstate highways, Highway 63 or Highway 613 in Moss Point, except for crossing the street. In Diamondhead, low-speed vehicles may not be operated on Interstate Highway 10. The vehicle must comply with safety standards contained in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 571.500.

(Reference House Bill 1740, 2019, and Senate Bills 2274 and 2989, 2019)