SC South Carolina Electric Golf Cart 4 Passenger Base Model Vacation Equipment Rentals by Vacation Gear Rental Restrictions: Golf carts without lights may be operated only during daylight hours. Golf carts can not be driven on beaches. Golf carts shall not be operated on or alongside a public road or street with a posted speed limit greater than 35 miles per hour. Golf carts may cross a road with a posted speed limit greater than 35 mph. However, once this segment of road has been trans versed, the golf cart is still required to travel only on or along a roadway with a speed limit of 35 mph or less. Golf carts must cross in a manner that is the most direct route in order to decrease crossing distance, i.e. no riding along a road or crossing at an angle. Under no circumstance is a golf cart allowed to cross over a bridge. Any person who operates a golf cart must be responsible for all liability associated with operation of the golf cart and must have liability insurance coverage. Any person who operates a golf cart must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age or older. No person may operate a golf cart unless that person is licensed to drive upon the public streets, roads and highways and then, only in accordance with such valid driver’s license. Golf cart operators must carry their driver’s license on their person at all times while operating a golf cart on public roads.
Any person who operates a golf cart on public streets and roads must adhere to all applicable State and local laws, regulations and ordinances, including but not limited to those banning the possession and use of alcoholic beverages, and all other illegal drugs. In addition, no golf cart containing any open container of alcohol shall be operated on public roads. The operator of the golf cart shall comply with all traffic rules and regulations adopted by the State governs the operation of motor vehicles. An operator may not allow the number of people in the golf cart at any one time to exceed the maximum capacity specified by the manufacturer. The operator shall not allow passengers to ride on any part of a golf cart not designed to carry passengers, such as the part of the golf cart designed to carry golf bags. In no instance shall a golf cart be operated at a speed greater than 20 miles per hour. No golf cart may be operated at a speed greater than reasonable and prudent for the existing conditions. Golf carts must be operated at the right edge of the roadway and must yield to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Golf carts must park in designated spaces in such a manner that multiple golf carts can utilize the space. All parking rules and limits apply. No parking on sidewalks is allowed. Golf carts must have basic equipment supplied by the manufacturer, including a vehicle identification or serial number. Such equipment must include all safety devices as installed by said manufacturer, including rear view mirror and a rear triangle reflector of the same type required by law.
Know your Hand Signals: A motorist shall indicate a right turn by extending the left arm upward, by raising the left arm to the square, or by extending the right arm horizontally to the right. A motorist shall indicate a left turn by extending the left arm horizontally. A motorist shall indicate stopping or decreasing speed by extending the left arm or the right arm downward.