Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reminding residents of golf cart laws

Writer: Matthew Seaver
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Driving golf carts in Fort Myers, generic image. (CREDIT: WINK News)

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents of the laws surrounding golf cart use on public roadways.

The sheriff’s office says golf cart drivers are not required to have a driver’s license to use public roadways, but the driver must be at least 14-years-old.

Golf carts can be operated on designated public roadways that have a posted speed limit of 30 MPH or less.

The use of golf carts on a public roadway is subject to more restrictive ordinances issued by local governments within Charlotte County and should be checked before a golf cart is driven.

If a golf cart travels more than 20 MPH it becomes a “Low Speed Vehicle” and is subject to a different set of rules.

A photo reminding residents of the rules can be found below:

(Credit: Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office)

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