As a retired automotive engineer and active college, automotive instructor, I understand we all want our carts to be the best at whatever the desired use is. Mine is non-lifted and used strictly on pavement which at times includes being legally on city streets. I have brake lights, turn signals, nighttime lights, horn and seat belts. Mine tops out at 19 mph, but for my use that is adequate. That being said I am a strong believer that any cart that goes over 20 mph needs to have front brakes. With carts originally designed for 12 mph, the standard rear brakes are adequate, but with the use that most of us give them front brakes are a necessity. I am an old hot rodder and appreciate power in any vehicle, but it makes no sense to build something that can go 30 plus mph with a high center of gravity and brakes designed in the 1920's to stop. Just an opinion.