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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Those operating golf carts in The Villages must adhere to safety rules

With snowbirds returning to Florida’s Friendliest Hometown for the season and plenty of visitors heading here in the months ahead, it’s a good time for all of us using golf carts here in The Villages to be reminded of some rules designed to keep everyone safe.

Here are some rules of the road for those operating golf carts in The Villages:

• Golf car drivers must possess a valid form of government-issued photographic identification

• Drivers under 18 years of age must possess a valid driver’s license or learner’s driver’s license

• Drive on neighborhood streets, marked roadside lanes, and multi-modal paths

• Obey all traffic laws, signs and signals

• Golf cars are subject to Florida’s open alcoholic container laws

• Speed not to exceed 20 miles per hour

• Use hand and turn signals

• Yield to automobiles

• Come to a full stop at stop signs

• Never enter a roundabout in a golf car

• Golf cars are prohibited from roadways with posted speeds of 35mph or more

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