In this time of rapidly increasing gas prices, residents in South Carolina are considering alternative means of transportation that are not just hassle-free but do not need much gas to run. The regular golf cart which was previously limited only to golf course use is now making its way as a regular means of getting around.
Discover ways to make a golf cart even more functional by making it street-legal in South Carolina
Customized or Used Golf Carts
Both types of golf carts may be easily found in your area by a simple internet search. Various models consist of Yamaha, Club Automobile, EZ-Go, and others. Customized golf carts are also sold through Best Golf Cars in Myrtle Beach, SC. Your golf cart options include electric-powered and gas-powered golf carts, along with the option to buy a used golf cart.
Learn the Street Regulations in SC
Find out about the South Carolina traffic laws and regulations regarding street safety by visiting the website of Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety or the city website where you live.
Some regulations for a street legal golf cart include having important safety components such as headlamps, blinker lights for turn signals on the front as well as the back, tail lights, a red reflector on each side of the golf cart that expands from the front to the back, mirrors installed on both passenger and driver sides, a hand brake, and a windscreen with sticker label “ASI”, along with a safety belt.
South Carolina Road Regulations
According to South Carolina’s Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing law, section 56-3-110, vehicles must be registered and licensed. It reads, “Every motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer and a special mobile equipment vehicle is driven, operated or moved upon a highway in this state shall be registered and licensed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.”
- Any person who is caught driving an unregistered and/or an unlicensed vehicle is subject to pay fines or other penalties.
- Additionally, golf cart drivers should be at least 21 years of age and must have a valid driver’s license to be allowed to drive within four miles of their property on a secondary road, during daylight hours.
- You should also be aware that in South Carolina, golf carts are not allowed on the beach.
It is best to consistently follow the policies in accordance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as well as the laws of your particular region.
For more information on street legal-golf carts, call Best Golf Cars in Myrtle Beach!
Best Golf Cars
1400 Enterprise Ave. Myrtle Beach, SC, 29578
Phone (843) 353-4130
Fax (843) 448-7772
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Coventry Crossings Shopping Plaza
1600 Farrow Parkway
Myrtle Beach, SC