Low-speed and Under-speed Vehicle Regulations

Low-speed and under-speed vehicles (LSVs and USVs) are not permitted on any street or highway having an established speed limit greater than 35 miles per hour. Other than crossing at an intersection, LSVs and USVs are not permitted on any portion of the following streets:

  • Broadway (Parlin Avenue to I-270)
  • Stringtown Road
  • London-Groveport Road

What is a low-speed vehicle?

A low-speed vehicle (LSV) is a three- or four-wheel motor vehicle with an attainable speed of more than 20 miles per hour but not more than 25 miles per hour, with a gross vehicle weight of less than 3,000 pounds.

What is an under-speed vehicle?

Most commonly known as a golf cart, an under-speed vehicle (USV) is a three- or four-wheel motor vehicle with an attainable speed of not more than 20 miles per hour, with a gross vehicle weight of less than 3,000 pounds.

Print and view the Grove City Code Chapter 376, Operation Restricted for Low-Speed and Under-Speed Vehicles.

Low-speed and under-speed vehicles are not permitted on sidewalks or shared-use/multi-use paths. These areas are intended for use by pedestrians, including skaters, joggers, users of manual and motorized wheelchairs and other authorized motorized and non-motorized users. To operate an LSV or USV on a street with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or lower, the following is required.

  • LSV and USV drivers must have a valid driver’s license and proof of financial responsibility in amounts equal to requirements under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4509.01(K).
  • Vehicle must be registered and titled in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Chapters 4503 and 4505.
  • Vehicle must pass inspection by the Grove City Division of Police or other authorized agency and must comply with requirements established by the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

Print and view the Operating a Low-speed and Under-speed Vehicle brochure for additional information regarding required equipment and vehicle inspection.