Converting your regular golf cart to a street legal golf cart isn’t too difficult if you know the route to take. We’ve compiled all of the information you’ll need to get you on the road to a street legal golf cart here on the Emerald Coast.
In order for a golf cart to be deemed street legal, it must meet some basic requirements set forth by the state. In Florida, these laws are the same ones set forth for low-speed vehicles (LSV’s).
Street legal vehicles are defined by Florida Statute 320.01(42) as “any four-wheeled electric vehicles whose top speed is greater than 20 miles per hour but not greater than 25 miles per hour.” So, while you are legally allowed to drive your street legal golf cart on public roads with a speed limit of 35 mph or less, your street legal golf cart must have a top speed of 25 mph.
You must also obtain proper registration, insurance and licensing for your street legal golf cart.
Your golf cart is also required to have a number of features in order to make your golf cart safe and legal to drive along beautiful Hwy 30A, in Miramar Beach, Sandestin and Destin.
Follow this simple checklist to ensure that your golf cart is in compliance:
- Tail Lights
- Turn Signals
- Stop Lamps
- Reflex Reflectors
- Parking Brakes
- Rear View Mirrors
- Seat Belts
- Vehicle Identification Number
As with any other vehicle, your street legal golf cart must be driven by a licensed driver at all times.
Mobile Golf Cart Repair can help you update or modify your golf cart to meet Florida’s requirements quickly and conveniently. Check out our list of Upgrade Plans or contact us today to schedule an appointment! You can bring your golf cart to one of our local golf cart repair shops or we can come to you!