Street Legal Golf Carts – Do You Have to Wear a Seatbelt?
Street legal Golf Carts/Low Speed Vehicles are one of the most popular ways people choose to get around in Destin and on 30A, but a lot of people don’t know the rules regarding seatbelts.
So what are the rules for seatbelts on Street Legal Golf Carts?
Do you have to wear a seatbelt?
The simple answer is yes, absolutely you must wear a seatbelt while riding on a Street Legal Golf Cart.
But why you may ask?
Take a look at the image below.
While you may see a picture of a Golf Cart. According to Florida Law what you are actually looking at is what’s called a Low-Speed Vehicle.
What is a Low Speed Vehicle?
“ Section 320.01(41), Florida Statutes, defines LSVs as “any four-wheeled vehicle whose top speed is greater than 20 miles per hour, but not greater than 25 miles per hour.” LSVs must be registered, titled, and insured with personal injury protection (PIP) and property damage liability (PDL) insurance. “ – FL DMV
While we call our Golf Carts, Street Legal Golf Carts, what they actually are, are Low-Speed Vehicles. Low-Speed Vehicles in the eyes of Florida Law are motorized vehicles. This means the same rules that apply to cars in the state of Florida apply to Low-Speed Vehicles.
This is why seatbelts are not just recommended on Street Legal Golf Cart Rentals. THEY ARE REQUIRED!
To learn more about Golf Cart safety and the rules of the road for Low-Speed Vehicles watch this safety video from Street Legal Golf Carts below!