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- These vehicles have to be titled, registered, and insured like an automobile on an auto policy
- You can only ride on streets with speed limits marked 35 MPH or less
- All persons operating the vehicle must have a valid driver’s license
- The car must be equipped with:
- Front and rear turn signals
- Brake lights
- Tail lights
- Reflex reflectors: Red – one on each side and on on the rear, and Amber – one on each side and on the front
- Exterior mirror on the driver side and an interior rear-view mirror or exterior mirror on passenger side
- Parking brake
- Seat belt for each designated seat
- Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
- DOT stamped windshield with windshield wiper
- Slow moving vehicle triangle
Golf Carts vs Converted Street Legal Golf Carts
- Golf carts are a motor vehicles designed and manufactured for operation on a golf course for sporting or recreational purposes, and they should not exceed speeds of 20 miles per hour.
- May be operated on roadways that are designated for golf carts with a posted speed limit of 30mph or less
- Golf carts are not required to be titled or registered and, therefore, are not required to be insured with PIP and PDL insurance coverage.
- Now, teens must be at least 15 and hold a learner’s permit or 16 and hold a driver’s license. Individuals 18 and over need a valid ID issued by the government to operate a golf cart.
- Your community may not require your carts to be “street legal,” possibly just “street ready.” Please reference your local city website.
Golf Carts Converted into Street Legal, or Low Speed Vehicles (LSV)
- Buyers should be aware that if a golf cart has been modified to an LSV, the registration and title date do not reflect the manufacture date (age of the vehicle). Instead, it indicates the year it was registered and titled. This means that the vehicle could be older than the date listed on the title.
- An LSV’s top speed must be greater than 20 miles per hour, but not greater than 25 miles per hour, and can only travel on roads marked 35 MPH or less.
- LSVs must be registered, titled and insured with personal injury protection (PIP) and property damage liability (PDL) insurance.
- Any person operating an LSV must have a valid driver license in their immediate possession.
We sell ready-to-go Street Legal golf cars!
At Gulf Atlantic Vehicles, we are proud to offer a selection of ready-to-go, street-legal golf cars. Each vehicle is inspected and equipped with all necessary features to comply with street-legal laws, providing you with the freedom to take your golf car beyond the greens!
We can convert most of our carts to street legal, and offer a street legal conversion service for your Club Car or EZGO!
Our expert technicians are skilled in equipping carts with all necessary modifications to meet street-legal standards. We even do the registration and titling process for you! This way, when you get your new car (or newly converted car), you only have to worry about where you are going to ride to lunch!
Feel free to visit the FLHSMV website for the specifics on rules and regulations in Florida: https://www.flhsmv.gov/safety-center/consumer-education/low-speed-vehicles/
Or give us a call at Gulf Atlantic Vehicles, we are happy to help!