Can I drive a golf cart-style vehicle on the roads?
Sure. Currently, in Stafford Township there is no ordinance to restrict ‘Low Speed Vehicles (LSV)’.
However, there are State restrictions to operate a golf cart (LSV). Here are some bullet points to at least address the basic questions we have been receiving:
- You may not drive LSVs on roadways with speed limits that exceed 25 mph. Roadway does include the shoulder.
- A LSV is a four-wheeled vehicle with an attainable speed of more than 20 miles per hour, but no more than 25 miles per hour on a paved surface. It cannot be powered by gas or diesel fuel and must comply with federal safety standards as noted in 49 CFR 571.500.
- Child restraints in LSVs must meet the same standards as those used in passenger vehicles.
- You must have a valid driver’s license to operate a LSV.
- A LSV may be registered in the name of an individual, business or government entity, but may not be used as a commercial vehicle.
- You are subject to the same violations as other vehicles.
- All LSVs shall have a safety information decal provided by the manufacturer on the rear of the vehicle.
- If you have only one license plate, you must put it on the rear of the vehicle.
- LSVs must meet Federal and State requirements. (Make sure you read these.)