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Old 09-18-2011, 09:13 AM   #1
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Street Legal Golf Carts

Does anybody use a street legal golf cart instead of towing a car behind

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Old 09-18-2011, 12:37 PM   #2
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Is there such a thing as a street legal golf cart?
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:44 PM   #3
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"street legal, varies by state,

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How about a street legal, gas powered bumper car?



Maybe even a "His & Hers". Too Cool!
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Yes - we tow a utility trailer with golf cart and kayaks.
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which one do you own?
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We've just started shopping for one... not because it'll replace our toad but because we bought a home on a golf course. Although the definition of street legal varies depending on where you are, there are definitely ways to make them street legal and there are many thousands running around I'm sure.

My concern with replacing a toad with a golf cart would be safety. The vast majority of carts I've seen operating on streets remain within fairly controlled environments such as golf course neighborhoods. I wouldn't want to venture out on even modest surface streets in most areas in one.

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Maybe even a "His & Hers". Too Cool!
now that is my idea of a "toad". not sure what the DW is going to do for a ride
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We also trailer our Golf & Western golf cart on many trips. It has head lights, blinkers and a CD player however it is not legal in our home state. In other states it is legal on the road. We plan our trips and decide what will work best our car or golf cart.

We do have insurance on our golf cart $100,000 liabil. coverage, which is required at almost all most locations if you want to drive your cart. Our home owners insurance would only provide coverage for our golf cart if we were at a golf course but nowhere else. We needed to purchase a seperate policy for our golf cart due to the strange laws in NJ.
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Here's a nice street legal golf cart.

Hope this link works.
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Neither...I have a 1976 Triumph TR6 for a toy car.

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What makes a street legal golf cart can not only vary by State but can also vary by community within that State. For instance:
In Florida the State administrative code (law) says a golf cart can be operated on roadways haveing a speed limit of max. 35mph providing the cart has seat belts, horn lights, turn signals, brake lights and "reliable) brakes. However, some municipalities claim jurisdiction over roads maintained by the county and require a permit from the county to drive a cart on the county roads regardless of speed limit, etc. A permit is nearly impossible to obtain if one could pay the price for it. The county here has begun to actively enforce this regulation that heretofore has been ignored. Everybody wants revenue!!

Attached is a pic of our cart.........just not street legal where we live.
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Is there such a thing as a street legal golf cart?
Multiple answers to that: Club Car makes a line of LSV's Street Legal (usually) golf cars with full lights (head, tail. turn, Stop etc) that go 35MPH. They are legal on streets with Speed limits of 35 MPR or less.

HOWEVER: some places have specifically outlawed them, others have specificlly ALLOWED them.. It all depends on where you wish to drive.

Strangely many of the places what dis-allow them by law are places where you would most expect to see them (IE: Senior communities in Flordia, or rather the city where said "Community" is located)

And before you ask.. No.. I don't have a list.
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