Mt Pleasant Golf Cart requirements April 26, 2013

Golf Carts Summer Reminder 2013

Here are the (Updated October 2012) laws
pertaining to Golf Cart usage.
To summarize:
•The driver must be at least 16 and have a valid
driver’s license
•Golf Cart must be insured.
•Must have a permit issued by the DMV
 Operate on a secondary road where posted speed
limit is 35mph or less and within 4 miles of
registered address.
 Can only cross a primary road to get to another
secondary road
 Can only operate during daylight hours
These laws can be applied to parents who knowingly allow juveniles
to operate golf carts outside of the law!
Please help us keep our residents safe this summer!

th Carolina State Laws Regarding Golf Cart Usage On Roadways
SECTION 56-2-105. Golf cart permit and the operation of a golf cart.
(A) For the purposes of this section, “gated community” means any homeowners’
community with at least one access-controlled ingress and egress which includes
the presence of a guard house, a mechanical barrier, or another method of
controlled conveyance.
(B) An individual or business owner of a vehicle commonly known as a golf cart
may obtain a permit decal and registration from the Department of Motor
Vehicles upon presenting proof of ownership and liability insurance for the golf
cart and upon payment of a five dollar fee.
(1) During daylight hours only, a permitted golf cart may be operated within four
miles of the address on the registration certificate and only on a secondary
highway or street for which the posted speed limit is thirty-five miles an hour or
less.
(2) During daylight hours only, a permitted golf cart may be operated within four
miles of a point of ingress and egress to a gated community and only on a
secondary highway or street for which the posted speed limit is thirty-five miles
an hour or less.
(3) During daylight hours only, within four miles of the registration holder’s
address, and while traveling along a secondary highway or street for which the
posted speed limit is thirty-five miles an hour or less, a permitted golf cart may
cross a highway or street at an intersection where the highway has a posted
speed limit of more than thirty-five miles an hour.
(4) During daylight hours only, a permitted golf cart may be operated along a
secondary highway or street for which the posted speed limit is thirty-five miles
an hour or less on an island not accessible by a bridge designed for use by
automobiles.
(C) A person operating a permitted golf cart must be at least sixteen years of age
and hold a valid driver’s license. The operator of a permitted golf cart being
operated on a highway or street must have in his possession:
(1) the registration certificate issued by the department;
(2) proof of liability insurance for the golf cart; and
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(3) his driver’s license.
(D)(1) A golf cart permit must be replaced with a new permit every five years, or
at the time the permit holder changes his address.
(2) Golf cart owners holding golf cart permits on or before October 1, 2012, will
have until September 30, 2015, to obtain a replacement permit.
(E) A political subdivision may, on designated streets or roads within the political
subdivision’s jurisdiction, reduce the area in which a permitted golf cart may
operate from four miles to no less than two miles. However, a political subdivision
may not reduce or otherwise amend the other restrictions placed on the
operation of a permitted golf cart contained in this section.
(F) The provisions of this section that restrict the use of a golf cart to certain
streets, certain hours, and certain distances shall not apply to a golf cart used by
a public safety agency in connection with the performance of its duties.

 

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