Street Legal Golf Carts in Alabama


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Does anyone know the laws in the state of Alabama for street legal golf carts gas powered on roads?


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The state of Alabama requires that an LSV have a 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), just as you'll find in any automobile, and that the LSV have a Manufacturer's Statement of Origin. The Statement of Origin must certify that the LSV complies with state safety regulations or with Title 49 in the Code of Federal Regulations. Among the requirements for LSVs to be licensed for street use, they must have Department of Transportation-approved windshields, seat belts, mirrors, four-wheel brakes, headlights, taillights, and directional signals. But bicycles have the same rights as autos, without the regulations


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Ya, I never really thought about that - why do bicycles get a free pass?
Pedal power! Lol. Alabama sounds pretty strict. I don't know all the laws for Florida but I live on a private road so no worries on my end.


In 2018 I got stopped by an Ala State trooper crossing a 4-lane highway in my golf cart. He said he could write me a ticket. I am much older now and know better than talk back so I just listened to his speech. He ended up letting me go but warned me next time I would get a ticket. I then asked him would it be better if I just rode my bike across the road. He didn't like my comment so again I shut up. When he was driving off I yelled at him telling him next time I would just walk across the busy road and I took off and hid. I ain't been back across that road since . I might this year because I heard he retired. :)