School is out for the summer so I wanted to take this opportunity to remind our residents that golf carts are subject to the following state statute and city ordinance.
Florida Statute 316.003 defines golf carts as motor vehicles. As such, golf carts are subject to the same laws that govern any other motor vehicle; for example, golf carts must stop for traffic control devices and must drive in the appropriate lane. Golf cart drivers that fail to comply with applicable traffic laws may receive a moving traffic citation for violations of state traffic statutes.
In addition to state statutes, City Ordinance #374 stipulates that golf cart operators must be a minimum of 16 years of age, and possess either a valid Florida Driver’s License or a valid Florida Identification Card. This ordinance also limits the number of occupants in any golf cart to the number of seats on the cart. The ordinance permits a child under the age of seven to ride on the lap of an adult passenger (18 years or older) who is not operating the golf cart.