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Old 05-13-2008, 09:56 AM
 
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Default License needed for golf carts

As a current New Yorker, I never had a driver's license, nor needed to drive to get around. We are now looking at retiring to a slightly warmer part of the country. I've noticed that in quite a few retirement areas, people use golf carts to get around. Do you need a driver's license to get and use a golf cart? If so, I really don't see what the advantage a golf cart would have over owning a small car. What do people do who don't have a driver's license?
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:10 AM
 
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I asked the same question here in California and was surprised to learn that certain exceptions applied to person use on Golf Course Property and Property adjacent to the Golf Course even it the road is public...

The big question is to make sure you can get liability insurance should the unthinkable happen... my understanding is that golf cart insurance can often be extended from your home owner's policy...

Good to see your thinking about it in advance...
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:23 PM
 
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In many of those retirement communities the road are private;so they make the rules. I certianly would check on insurance tho because you might need it whether required or not.
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:54 PM
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In the Sun Cities of AZ if you drive a Golf Car on public streets, YOU must be licensed, the GOLF CAR must be licensed, and you are only allowed to drive on streets where the speed limit is 35MPH or under. Insurance is mandatory.
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Old 05-17-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Central Fl
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It costs me only $50.00 per year for my golf cart insurance. That includes liability and collision, etc.
I just saw on The Villages TV channel a person stating that the cost of driving a golf cart comes to only about 6 cents per mile.........there are thousands of people there who only have a golf cart, having no need to own a car anymore.

Frank D.
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