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Old 06-22-2007, 11:46 AM
 
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Hello All! I live in Cherokee county and wanted to get a go kart. It would have reverse, lights, and 150cc or 250cc engine type. GoCartWholesalers .com has the types if you want to see what I am talking about.

My question is are they legal to drive in subdivisions? (I guess legal and what happens are two different things )

Where can I find laws on where you can drive them and do you need tags and such?

I know in my subdivision people drive Golf karts all the time. I can't see why a go kart would be different.

Anyone know please help!
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:06 PM
 
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I think one difference would be that a golf cart doesn't sound like a lawnmower cruising through the subdivision, and it also moves a lot slower than a 150-250cc gokart would. I can't tell you what the laws are regarding them, but I can tell you that I'd be extremely unhappy if someone was cruising around my subdivision with one, endangering my kids- especially if I later found out that they weren't supposed to be on the road.

Bob
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Halfway between Number 4 Privet Drive and Forks, WA
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Also go carts are much lower to the ground than a golf cart...if someone was backing out of their driveway, they may not be able to see you in their rear view mirror....
Go carts are not street legal...now the big baja looking go carts, I have no idea about those.
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:42 PM
 
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Last time I checked, it wasn't legal. They don't have turn signals, mirrors, wipers, windshields etc, can't be licensed, and can't be seen, as the last poster said. People get pretty upset when someone starts blasting around the n'hood every weekend making noise.

A golf cart is neither a serious hazard or a noise nuisance. Unless someone's kids are driving them.
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Old 06-23-2007, 11:32 AM
 
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Just rain all over my paraid

Well I wouldn't drive fast, but I am not sure how loud one is. Thanks all for the advice. If noise isn't a factor I can't see any reason not to drive one in the subD unless there is rule and I haven't seen one
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Old 06-23-2007, 04:34 PM
 
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Stay out of my neighborhood if you're in one of those. Unfortunately, we do have several that go zipping around, mostly ridden by teenagers (and younger!), and I've seen quite a few times when they've gone around corners on two wheels. They don't stop at intersections either. Sorry, but I don't see anybody driving one in a safe and courteous manner, so they need to go to a track where they are legal. BTW, there is a go-kart track in Cherokee County -- look it up.
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Halfway between Number 4 Privet Drive and Forks, WA
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We have a little Carter Turbo Turtle go cart for our kids and it has a lawnmower engine and it sounds like a lawnmower... My little ones put around in the backyard on it. You can literally outwalk the fastest speed it has! LOL...but we have a huge fenced in back yard and they have more than enough room to ride it.
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:14 AM
 
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Cactus, if your n'hood has covenants, it'll have a covenant against "any activity that is unlawful, or is/becomes a nuisance." Keep in mind that most people would like to have a go cart, but have already nixed the idea in favor of the "do unto others" rule.

Also, if one person does it, the next thing you know, several families in your n'hood get theirs, and they're all putting around in whatever noisy critter they think is cool. If you care about your n'bors opinion of you, imagine how it will be when they peg you as the ringleader. Do yourself a good turn and stick with a track.
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:18 PM
 
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search google for georgia kart.
you can do sprint and oval karting in GA without annoying neighbors
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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This is one of the reasons to live in a subdivision with a strong HOA. If anyone drove a go-kart in my neighborhood I would lose my mind!!!
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