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Golf Cart Ordinance. Governing Statutes F.S. 316.212 Operation of Golf Carts on Certain Roadways: A golf cart may be operated only upon a county road.

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1 Golf Cart Ordinance

2 Governing Statutes F.S Operation of Golf Carts on Certain Roadways: A golf cart may be operated only upon a county road that has been designated by a county, or a municipal street that has been designated by a municipality, for use by golf carts. Prior to making such a designation, the responsible local governmental entity must first determine that golf carts may safely travel on or cross the public road or street, considering factors including the speed, volume, and character of motor vehicle traffic using the road or street. Upon a determination that golf carts may be safely operated on a designated road or street, the responsible governmental entity shall post appropriate signs to indicate that such operation is allowed.

3 Governing Statutes F.S. Sec 316 Jurisdiction to control traffic F.S. Sec Vehicle definitions Golf carts – max speed 20 MPH Low-speed vehicles – max speed 25 MPH F. S. Sec Operation of golf carts Establishes minimum age for drivers Safety equipment requirements Hours of operation F. S. Sec Operation of a low-speed vehicle Requires driver’s license Safety equipment requirements Registration and insurance requirements

4 Areas Authorized

5 Implementing Policies Implementing Policies Minimum Safety Equipment efficient brakes, reliable steering, safe tires, a rear view mirror, red reflectorized warning devices on front and rear, windshield and brake lights Hours of operation 30 minutes after sunrise to 30 minutes before sunset F.S. Sec No windshield, no brake lights Operate from sunrise to sunset

6 Implementing Policies Implementing Policies Additional safety equipment Minimum + head lights, tail lights and turn signals Hours of operation 5:00 am to 10:00pm F.S. Sec hours of operation - sunset to sunrise

7 Implementing Policies Implementing Policies Operator requirements Minimum age - 16 years old Must possess driver’s license or learner’s permit and be accompanied by licensed adult Registration and Inspection Annual registration and inspection with Fleet Services technician in January of each year Inspection certificate transferrable F.S. Sec – minimum age 14 years old no license requirement

8 Implementing Policies Implementing Policies Inspection fees Registration and Inspection fee of $25 Re-inspection fee $15 F.S – no inspection requirement

9 Implementing Policies Implementing Policies Effective dates Phase I - approval + 30 days Phase II – approval + 60 days Phase III – approval + 90 days Canal Dixie Avenue – Engineering study North 3 rd Street – FDOT Consideration

10 Golf Cart Ordinance Questions?


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