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Golf Cart Use

  GOLF CART LAWS  

  • Golf cart must have a state DMV golf cart permit.  (You can obtain the permit at any state DMV office by showing proof of ownership and insurance.)  (An ATV is not a golf cart, if DMV issues a permit to an ATV in error, it is not valid.)
  • Operator must have a valid Driver's License.
  • Golf carts can be operated during daylight hours only.
  • Can only be operated within 2 miles of residence.
  • Can only be operated on a secondary highway or street.
  • May not be operated on a primary highway but can cross over a primary highway.  (This means straight across, not at an angle.)  (Palmetto Blvd is a primary highway (SC 174), both 4 lanes and 2 lanes and runs from the town limits all the way to the marina.)
  • Open container law and all other motor vehicle parking laws apply to golf carts.

  The difference between a golf cart and a low speed vehicle is that a low speed  vehicle can be operated at night.