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Old 04-03-2013, 09:56 AM
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It is time once again to remind us of what is and what isn't a golf cart.

20.01 Definitions, general.—As used in the Florida Statutes, except as otherwise provided, the term:
(1) “Motor vehicle” means:
(a) An automobile, motorcycle, truck, trailer, semitrailer, truck tractor and semitrailer combination, or any other vehicle operated on the roads of this state, used to transport persons or property, and propelled by power other than muscular power
(22) “Golf cart” means a motor vehicle that is designed and manufactured for operation on a golf course for sporting or recreational purposes and that is not capable of exceeding speeds of 20 miles per hour
(42) “Low-speed vehicle” means any four-wheeled vehicle whose top speed is greater than 20 miles per hour but not greater than 25 miles per hour, including, but not limited to, neighborhood electric vehicles. Low-speed vehicles must comply with the safety standards in 49 C.F.R. s. 571.500 and s. 316.2122.

There is no definition of a vehicle that is capable of speeds in excess of 25MPH.
It seems to me that the Florida Statues relating to "Golf Carts" and LSV'S need a bit of revision. First, what most of us are driving around TV are far from a golf cart mentioned in the Statues. We have headlights, signal lights etc. etc. and I see more and more safety belts in the so called golf carts. As far as LSV'S, they can only maintain a speed of 25mph on a 35mph roadway---IMHO a safety hazard and a dangerous ride at best. I don't pretend to have the expertise to revise the Statues and safety codes for these but definitely see the need. Again, what we are driving in TV is not the same golf carts that thousands of golfers use everyday all across the country to ride and carry their golf clubs so the "Courses" can get in enough rounds to sustain their business plan. This is like trying to put a square peg into a round hole!!
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:21 AM
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Admittedly, chances are slim that you will get a ticket for driving your "golf cart" 21 mph instead of the legal limit of 19.9. But that's not the point!
What's important is that if you are involved in an accident (no matter who was at fault technically), if it can be determined that you were going faster than 19.9 mph, then you will be cited for driving an unregistered vehicle. And if you have "golf cart" insurance, you carrier will pay NO benefits because the vehicle you were driving does not fit the legal definition of a golf cart.
So you were in an accident, you received a citation, and you have no liability insurance to cover any injuries or property damage.
Think about it. Is it worth it to be able to drive your cart 1 or 2 mph faster than the rest?
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Best post so far!
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:12 PM
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Admittedly, chances are slim that you will get a ticket for driving your "golf cart" 21 mph instead of the legal limit of 19.9. But that's not the point!
What's important is that if you are involved in an accident (no matter who was at fault technically), if it can be determined that you were going faster than 19.9 mph, then you will be cited for driving an unregistered vehicle. And if you have "golf cart" insurance, you carrier will pay NO benefits because the vehicle you were driving does not fit the legal definition of a golf cart.
So you were in an accident, you received a citation, and you have no liability insurance to cover any injuries or property damage.
Think about it. Is it worth it to be able to drive your cart 1 or 2 mph faster than the rest?
Amen, the is the law. If you want to go faster than 20 MPH ride a bike, motor scooter, LSV, NEV, smart car.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:19 PM
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There seem to be a lot of speedometer apps - can you tell us which version of speedometer you downloaded? Thanks! Lark
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