But there are also other legal issues that need to be properly considered to ensure that you can drive your vehicle slow in your area without complications. As with all motor vehicles, bicycles, motorcycles and mopeds, you should never use these devices under the influence of alcohol. You may be stopped and/or receive a DUI or DWI if you drive an LSV or golf cart. Jersey Shore towns have seen more slow vehicles on the road over the past five years, which look like golf carts due to their four-wheeled appearance without doors. Currently, New Jersey does not allow golf carts without these improvements to be on the road. And remember: your shopping cart is not legal on the street unless you add a license to the back. Mike`s Golf Carts is a New Jersey-based leader in the sale, maintenance and rental of many types of golf carts. We work with a number of golf cart brands including: Yamaha, Ez-Go, Club Car and many more. But we specialize in customizing new and used electric and gas golf carts. We also offer the sale, service and rental of legal golf carts on the road (LAV). There is always a wide selection of all types of custom golf carts on our property to look at and choose from.
We can provide a custom golf cart for any need, whether exclusively for recreational use, or a group of carts for your commercial business needs. We offer everything from simple golf carts to the most customized carts you`ve ever seen! Our showroom and repair shop is located on Black Horse Pike in Williamstown, New Jersey, a short drive from Philadelphia, Delaware, Maryland and the Jersey Shore. Come see us today or call us at 856-318-1971. However, you may be held responsible for any damage caused by your shopping cart while driving. LSV golf carts can be driven on roads where the speed limit is 25 mph or less. Although they can travel more than 20 miles per hour, these vehicles are no different from cars when it comes to following traffic rules and regulations. Cities along the coast have seen increasingly slower vehicles on their roads over the past five years. Many have turned to this energy-efficient mode of transportation to easily get from sandy beaches to downtown destinations.
LSV cars in New Jersey must have headlights, turn signals, parking breaks, seat belts, and mirrors. John Regan, 58, who lives in Bensalem and has a summer home in North Wildwood, said he was seeing “more and more” vehicles on the road. People stop him on the street to ask him about his experiences with the one he owns. A golf cart turned into a slow vehicle will still need these items to drive legally on the roads. New Jersey has no regulations governing the use of golf cars on public roads. The control of these vehicles depends on the municipality, city and county in which you are located. However, some townships in Jersey allow golf carts to be driven on roads as long as they are service roads and the speed does not exceed 25 miles per hour. In Florida, golf carts can also be driven on certain roads if municipalities allow it. Golf cart drivers don`t need a license and may not be as young as 14, though low-speed drivers do need a license, like operators in New Jersey. South Carolina passed stricter licensing laws for golf carts in 2018 and requires drivers to be licensed.
In contrast, a low-speed vehicle (LSV) is a street-approved golf cart with headlights, turn signals and parking breaks. Also known as district electric vehicles (NEVs), these units have seat belts, mirrors and vehicle identification numbers (VINs). This can save you a lot of legal problems and headaches. Vehicles should not be confused with golf carts, but could pass as such at first glance. They can travel up to 25 miles per hour, are powered by electricity, and share a four-wheeled structure without a door, similar to a golf cart. New Jersey`s golf cart and LSV laws are not as rigid as those in other states, but follow federal guidelines all the way out. If you like to play golf and are at least 16-17 years old, you don`t need a driver`s license to drive.