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MPD Reminds Owners of Low Speed Vehicle Requirements
Posting Date: 05/03/2012

Jeff Smith, Mesquite Police Dept

The Mesquite Police Department is reminding residents that they will no longer be conducting inspections on LOW SPEED VEHICLES (LSV).

Residents who wish to register their LSV will need to go to the Mesquite Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) located at 550 W. Pioneer Blvd. Suite #120, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

A LSV is described as:

Designed to carry not more than four persons.

Designed to operate at a minimum speed of at least 20 but not more than 25 miles per hour.

Having at least four wheels in contact with the ground.

Having an unladen weight of less than 1,800 pounds.

Complying with the standards for safety of such a vehicle set forth in Federal Motor Safety Standard No. 500 at 49 C.F.R. 571.500.

If registered, a low speed vehicle may be operated upon a highway where the posted speed limit is 35 miles per hour

or less. A person shall not operate a low speed vehicle upon a highway where the posted speed limit is greater than 35 miles per hour, except to cross such a highway at an intersection.

A LSV is required to be equipped with headlamps, front and rear turn signal lamps, tail lamps, stop lamps, reflex reflectors, exterior mirror (driver's side), interior mirror, parking brake, windshield that conforms to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, Vehicle Identification Number that conforms to the requirements, and a type 1 or type 2 seat belt assembly that conforms to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard.

In accordance with Mesquite Municipal Code 6-6-8 and State Law, golf carts which are not registered as LSVs with the DMV may not operate on the streets and roads of the city, except that such vehicles may travel on and across the streets if traveling on established and approved golf cart paths which are part of a golf course.

For more information contact the DMV at (702) 346-2067.


  • Posted Date: 05/03/2012
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