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Lexington PD reminds golf cart owners that unlicensed children cannot drive carts on public roads

Lexington, SC 06/28/2021 (Paul Kirby) – The Lexington Police Department said recently that they have received complaints about young, unlicensed children operating golf carts on public streets. There are also other laws that golf cart owners must follow prior to taking to then roads for a quiet, open air ride.

Here are the laws that you need to follow so your ride will be both safe and legal:

1. All golf carts that operate on public streets or roads must be insured, registered, and permitted by the SCDMV.

2. Remain within 4 miles of your home where the cart is registered and on streets where it’s legal to drive.

3. Operate on roads or streets where the posted speed limit is 35 mph or less.

4. Operate on the streets or roads only during daylight hours.

5. All operators must be at least 16 years old and have a valid driver’s license.

6. All documentation should be kept with the cart so that it can be presented upon the request of law enforcement.

Lexington PD has posted a short video on their social media pages that highlights these rules. To see that go to


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