Under a new bill signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, Florida teens won’t be able to drive golf carts without proper identification. The new law is affecting communities across the state. According to HB 949, golf cart drivers under 18 must be at least 15 with a learner’s permit or 16 with a driver’s license.
What changes were made by the new law in Florida?
Previously, Florida law permitted 14-year-olds to drive golf carts. However, this provision did not prevent children under the age of 14 from operating them, according to Senator Erin Grall, the sponsor of the Senate version of the bill. Furthermore, the state law posed obstacles for local governments that wished to implement their own regulations to increase the minimum age requirement.