Let’s talk about the difference between golf carts and low-speed vehicles. Golf carts are small vehicles designed originally to carry two golfers and their golf clubs around a golf course or on desert trails with less effort than walking. A golf cart must be equipped with efficient brakes, reliable steering apparatus, safe tires, a rear view mirror, and red reflectorized warning devices in both the front and rear. A golf cart may be operated only upon a city street that has been designated by a city for use by golf carts. Upon a determination that golf carts may be safely operated on a designated road or street, the city shall post appropriate signs to indicate that such operation is allowed. A golf cart may be operated only during the hours between sunrise and sunset, unless the city has determined that a golf cart may be operated during the hours between sunset and sunrise and the golf cart is equipped with headlights, brake lights, turn signals, and a windshield. The Town of Redington Beach has not designated any streets for use by golf carts.
A low-speed vehicle or mini truck may be operated only on streets where the posted speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less. A low-speed vehicle must be equipped with headlamps, stop lamps, turn signal lamps, taillamps, reflex reflectors, parking brakes, rear view mirrors, windshields, seat belts, and vehicle identification numbers. A low-speed vehicle or mini truck must be registered, insured and titled. Any person operating a low-speed vehicle or mini truck must have in his or her possession a valid driver license.