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Newport Beach Police Remind Residents Golf Carts are Not Always Street Legal

January 12, 2018 Comments Off on Newport Beach Police Remind Residents Golf Carts are Not Always Street Legal posted by: Bail Expert

A spokesperson for the Newport Beach Police Department is reminding residents that driving a low-speed vehicle (aka, golf cart) on city streets might be legal– depending on which street they’re being driven on.

Low speed vehicles, the spokesperson said, are limited to streets that have a posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less. Anyone who is caught driving a low-speed vehicle on streets with faster speed limits could be cited.

If police determine the driver is operating a low-speed vehicle while possibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the driver could be arrested on suspicion of DUI. (In 2017 a Florida woman was arrested on DUI charges after passersby saw her riding horseback, and swerving all over the side of a road.)

For more information on which types of vehicles are permitted on the road, contact the Newport Beach Police Department.

Original article: Golf carts not street legal in Newport Beach, cops say

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