Have you ever seen a golf cart zooming down your side road? These aren’t your everyday golf carts. They’re a different “breed” of vehicle known as a street legal golf cart. Although it may be hard to tell the difference at first, there are several features and additions that make this type of golf cart street legal. In this blog, Gator Golf Cars breaks down what makes these vehicles unique.
Elements Required to Make a Golf Cart Street Legal
Think of these vehicles as a hybrid between a golf cart and a tiny car. They have seat belts, turn signals, headlights, rear lights, brake lights, windshields, and even individual Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN). All of these are included for your safety and the safety of other drivers as you navigate public roads.
However, there are legal limitations to where street legal golf carts can drive. Per Florida Statute 320.01(42), these vehicles cannot exceed 25 miles per hour and remain restricted to public roads with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or below. Click here to view the full list of requirements for a street legal golf cart set by Florida’s laws.
Why Have a Street Legal Golf Cart
So what’s the purpose of having a street legal golf cart? There are many, actually! Multiple corporate environments, especially those with large campuses, utilize street legal golf carts for mobility purposes to navigate employees, clients, and guests from building to building. They are especially popular at country clubs and large corporations.
Another use is simply for recreation! Street legal vehicles are fun to drive, and are a cost-effective option for short-distance travel.
Buy a Street Legal Golf Cart Today
Do you have a question about street legal golf carts? Perhaps you’re interested in owning one for yourself! If so, feel free to give us a call. We have locations available in both Naples and the Fort Myers/Estero areas! Gator Golf Cars both sells and services various brands and types of golf cars. We even customize them!