«Starting in 1962, we allowed them to go from someone at home to the golf course,» Bowker said. «But he was abused. They would say they would go to the country club and end up somewhere else. Even before we were approved for golf carts and the signs were installed, the City of New Port Richey worked with FDOT planners to install a viaduct near Marine Drive that would accommodate pedestrian, bicycle and golf cart traffic. This would connect «port communities» more securely to the city. In addition, they provide an underpass at the Cotee River Bridge to connect Port Richey to the city. We will continue to discuss this issue with City Council. Whether you drive a golf cart or an LSV, Florida`s highway code applies. This is important because you can expect an expensive fine even if you drive a golf cart on a quiet street in the neighborhood. While all moving offenses have the potential to apply to golf carts, some that often lead to quotes include: One way is to convert the golf cart into a car: Add seat belts, turn signals, parking brake, exterior windows, windshield, rear and top headlights, and a powertrain that can reach 20 to 25 miles per hour. Then take it to a regional motor vehicle office for inspection and get registration and insurance. Obtaining the designation usually begins with a neighbourhood association. A petition is filed with the local government for a state-mandated safety investigation that measures factors such as «the speed, volume, and character of vehicular traffic on the road or road.» One thing golf carts and LSVs have in common is the ability to drive them in residential neighborhoods.
However, an LSV can also operate on any public road with a speed limit of no more than 35 miles per hour. Main Street County portions from Canal Street to Dixie Avenue and USA Highway 27 to Ninth Street. However, golf carts are not allowed to cross state roads, including North Boulevard (U.S. Highway 441) and Dixie Avenue (State Road 44) in Leesburg, which are maintained by the state Department of Transportation. If you do all of this, your platform is legal for a licensed driver to work day and night on roads where the speed limit is 35 mph or less. Golf carts are only allowed to drive during the day, unless the local government has approved night driving and the golf cart is equipped with headlights, brake lights, turn signals, and a windshield. Then it can be used at night. The minute the golf cart exceeds speeds of 20 mph, it becomes an LSV and is subject to a completely different set of rules. LSVs require a regular driver`s license to drive and must be registered with your local DMV with a day and be insured under Florida law as a regular vehicle. Tow the converted golf cart to a regional office for motorist services and submit the following documents and fees for inspection, VIN assignment, title and registration: According to Florida law § 320.01 (42), an LSV is any four-wheeled vehicle with a maximum speed that can travel faster than 20 miles per hour but less than 25. Essentially, an LSV occupies the space between golf carts and cars. If you are stopped in a golf cart, authorities may also look for a rear-view mirror, reflective warning devices at the front and rear.
Guy DiMartino and his lawyers strongly recommend that all golf cart drivers in Florida make sure their vehicle meets all of these specifications to avoid problems. Golf carts do not need to be titled or registered and therefore do not need to be insured with PIP and PDL insurance coverage. Golf cart drivers do not need to have a driver`s license; However, to drive a golf cart on designated public roads, a person must be at least 14 years old. For two years, we worked to approve the municipality for the operation of golf carts, as stated in state regulation § 316.212. This act states that counties or municipalities that are responsible for a municipality`s roads may approve those roads for the use of golf carts if they meet legal requirements. Counties or municipalities may impose stricter requirements, but never reduce state requirements. Because our roads fall under the jurisdiction of Pasco County and not the City of New Port Rich, Pasco County has set the requirements. Golf carts can only be used on roads with specified speed limits of 30 MPH and below. However, golf carts can cross roads with speed limits of 45 MPH and below – don`t drive. First of all, it is important to define what a golf cart is according to florida state standards.
By law, Florida says an LSV (low-speed vehicle) is defined as a four-wheeled electric vehicle with a top speed greater than 20 mph but less than 25 mph.