Other motorized vehicles
The rules for operating vehicles such as golf carts, scooters, etc., vary from state to state and among municipalities. All local and state traffic laws must be obeyed. No insurance is required unless mandated by local authorities.
In Iowa, golf carts can only be operated on city streets, which are not designated as primary roads (Iowa Code §321.247). However, they are allowed to cross primary roadways. Golf carts operated on a city street must be equipped with a slow-moving vehicle sign, a bicycle safety flag and adequate brakes, as well as any other safety requirements imposed by the local governing body. Golf carts can only be operated on city streets by a licensed driver and can only be operated from sunrise to sunset.
Electric personal assistive mobility devices
Iowa Code §321.235A allows electric personal assistive mobility devices (as defined in Iowa Code §321.1 (20B)) to be operated on sidewalks and bikeways by a person of at least 16 years of age and does not require a driver’s license or permit. A person operating a personal assistive mobility device on a sidewalk or bikeway must yield right-of-way to pedestrians and human-powered vehicles, as well as give an audible signal before overtaking or passing. If operated between sunset and sunrise or during other periods of limited visibility, it is required to have a visible front headlight and at least one red rear reflector.