Mid-Ohio Golf Car builds Yamaha street legal gas and electric golf cars to their customers personalized specifications. Come out to the Jerome Village Community Center on Saturday, August 17 from 10 AM – 3 PM to test drive a gas and electric golf carts from Mid-Ohio Golf car and learn what makes a golf cart street legal.
Golf carts have been a preferred method of transportation in many resort communities for decades. Now, Ohio communities have opened the streets to golf carts. Golf cart laws, though, outline what is and what is not allowed on public roads in our state.
Ohio law provides for the legal use of golf carts on some public roads. Street-legal golf carts must be able to meet the minimum speed requirements for roads. Therefore, they are not allowed on interstates or on major highways, where minimum speeds often are 45 mph or higher. Whether a cart is street legal is based upon a required inspection by a law enforcement officer, who provides the cart owner with an inspection report that must be submitted when the owner applies for a state-required vehicle registration and license.
For a golf cart to be street-legal under Ohio law, the cart must include a windshield, a rear-view mirror, a horn, turn signals and head lights, tail lights/brake lights, and a rear license plate bracket seat belts optional per Union County Sheriff.
Cart drivers also are required to follow the same rules as other drivers. For example, DUI laws and insurance laws apply to anyone driving a golf cart on public roads. Cart drivers must be licensed drivers.