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What Makes Golf Cars Street Legal?

Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 9:40AM

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Imagine the ease of not having to navigate a bulky vehicle. Or feeling the pleasant Central Florida breeze in your hair as you run errands around town. Today, innovative options for vehicle transportation go far beyond cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Now, it’s possible and legal to drive your quality golf car on any public road.

That’s because sturdy and rugged golf cars constructed by well-known companies (such as Tomberlin, E-Z-GO, and more) are equipped with safety features to keep you and your loved ones secure and comfortable no matter your destination. Read on to learn more about how you can own a street legal golf car today.

Florida Friendly

In the Sunshine State, all vehicles used on public roads must meet state requirements. That includes low-speed vehicles (LSV) and neighborhood electric vehicles (NEV). That’s because Florida statute (320.01(42)) includes a provision for both LSVs and NEVs “whose top speed is greater  than 20 miles-per-hour.”

Other requirements include:

  • head and/or stop lamps
  • turn signals
  • parking brakes
  • rear-view mirrors
  • windshields
  • seatbelts
  • vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • and more (based on FL statute 316.2122)

In addition, you’ll have to get your golf car licensed and insured just like any other street legal vehicle. Of course, the rules of the road apply to any vehicle using these public amenities. Depending on your jurisdiction, you might also be required to post a “slow moving vehicle” sign while operating your golf car on public roadways.

Legal terms and requirements aside, our state was tailor-made for golf car enjoyment. Along with Central Florida’s many pristine golf courses, the favorable weather makes it fun and convenient to get where you need to go in New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding region by use of these dependable vehicles.

Safe for All Passengers

Rather than create a buzzkill for enjoyment, the mentioned requirements were designed to keep everyone on board your golf car safe and in good spirits. Of course, headlights improve visibility, while tail lights and turn signals help other drivers know your intentions.

The same goes for rear view mirrors. Seatbelts help all riders experience a comfortable and protected journey no matter the terrain. Windshields keep rain, dirt, and bugs out of your face — improving both comfort and visibility.

Beyond basic safety, high quality and luxurious golf cars come equipped with many other exciting and useful features, such as an electric horn, spacious seats, ample storage for all your utility cart needs, and much more. That means you’ll ride around popular Central Florida neighborhoods such as Latitude Margaritaville, Plantation Bay, and others in comfort and style.

Popular and Practical

There's a good reason why celebrities such as Guy Fieri, Channing Tatum, Ludacris, and others depend on their golf cars for fun and transportation. People from all walks of life continually comment on this vehicle’s ease of use, comfort, reliability, versatility, and other valuable characteristics.

Now, you can join the ranks our many satisfied customers from Saint Augustine to Ormond Beach, and across Florida’s east coast with a stylish and sophisticated quality golf car of your own. Browse our website to witness the myriad uses for these vehicles. Then, contact us today to secure the ride of which you’ve always dreamed. 

 


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