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Golf carts are not designed to exceed 15 mph (24 km/h) and do not have the safety features required for use on public roads. Street-legal carts, however, are equipped with safety features for on-road driving.
|Feature/Benefit||Golf Cart||Street-Legal Cart|
|Powered By:||Gas or Electric||Gas or Electric|
|Primary Purpose||For use on a golf course||For street use|
|Speed||Not to exceed 15 mph (24 km/h)||At least 20 mph (32 km/h)|
|Driver Requirements||License not required||Must be operated by licensed driver|
|Can be driven on public road?||Not unless it’s converted to be street-legal||Yes, check local and state laws for any restrictions|
|Safety Feature Requirements||None||Headlights, tail lights, reflectors, turn signals, speedometer, mirror, horn, fenders, windshield, seat belts|
GEM vehicles provide a more comfortable ride, with more standard safety features than a golf cart.
Yes. GEM is the leader in the LSV (Low-Speed Vehicle) market, and GEM vehicles are street-legal in 47 states. An LSV is a vehicle class that has a maximum speed of 25 mph (40 km/h), and can legally be driven on most roads posted 35 mph (50 km/h) or less.
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While it may seem like a golf cart, GEM has many additional features that make it so much more. GEM is equipped with safety features required to be classified as a low-speed vehicle, and some of our features go above and beyond the standard LSV requirements. For example, GEM vehicles are roof crush certified to SAE J2358 standards. It is also designed to with premium rider comfort and experience in mind.
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