Golf Carts and Low Speed Vehicles
Due to the increase in Golf Cart and Low Speed Vehicle
traffic, owners have been asking nunerous questions about when and where these vehicles can be used. We will provide the following
A golf cart is defined as a motor vehicle that is designed
to operate on a golf course or for recreation and the vehicle is NOT capable of exceeding 20 mph. (Florida Statute 320.01(22).
Florida Statute 316.212 & 316.2125 outlines when and where a golf cart can be operated on a roadway. All roads in Sun
City Center (NOT GREATER SUN CITY CENTER) have been approved for approved for golf cart usage.
1. You can cross State Road 674 at the 4 Designated (Authorized)
crossings, but never under any condition, turn left or right and drive on SR 674.
2. Golf Carts may NOT be operated on public roads streets
by anyone under 14 years of age.
Low Speed Vehicles
Florida Statute 320.01(42) defines a Low Speed Vehicle
(LSV) as a four wheel vehicle whose top speed is greater than 20 mph but does not exceed 25 mph.
Florida Statute 316.2122 states that a low speed vehicle
may operate on streets where the posted speed limit is 35 mph or less.
The vehicle can also cross intersecting roadways where
the speed is greater than 35 mph.
It also requires that the operater of a low speed vehicle
must be a licensed driver.
The vehicle must have a registered license plate and be
insured. The vehicle must be equipped with standard safety equipment.
A simple rule of thumb: An LSV can be operated like an
automobile on a road whose speed limit is 35 mph or less. There are numerous makes of low speed vehicles, some look like golf
carts while others are readily identifiable.
Think Safety And Drive Safely!