Depending on where you live, a NEV, or Neighborhood Electric Vehicle, may be a great option. Many communities are mandating the cessation of Fossil Fuel burning transportation, or strongly encouraging the use of electric vehicles. You need to check your local regulations in regards to what makes a Golf Car ‘Street Legal,’ as well as safe to operate. Most laws specify at least; 3 point retractable seat belts, fully functional lights (Headlights, Taillights, Turn Signals, and Brake Lights), a windshield, reflectors on front, rear, and sides, a top speed of 25 mph (40 kph), internal and exterior mirrors on both sides of the car, parking brake and Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN. Most importantly a street legal Golf Car may only travel on roads where the speed limit is 35 MPH or lower. Most states also require you to register your Golf Car with your state, as you would any other car or truck. These are general guidelines, and each builder, or owner MUST comply with local regulations. Communities like the Villages here in Florida have their own guidelines. Once you understand the rules, we will get the parts to you and give you the support to get your street legal Car on the road fast! Stenten’s carries seat belts, light kits, windshields, mirrors, and virtually anything else you need to take your cart from the lawn to the grocery store.
Written by Nate Barron
I am the newest Sales Rep for Stenten’s Golf Cart Accessories. I spent the first 34 years of my life in Western New York. I grew up near Jamestown and attended Jamestown Community College, and then the State University of New York in Fredonia before working as a Sales Rep and Test Engineer for a major heat exchange manufacturer. I enjoy spending my free time fishing in beautiful Charlotte Harbor, and helping my daughters to experience the great outdoors.