The landscape of electric vehicles and golf carts is rapidly changing, and with the rise in popularity of eco-friendly transportation options, regulations are evolving to ensure the safety and compliance of users. As of October 1st, 2023, Florida has implemented new golf cart laws that directly impact younger drivers.
Details of the New Golf Cart Law
The new legislation, HB 949, introduces a significant change to the operation of golf carts by minors in Florida:
Licensing Requirements: The law now mandates that anyone under the age of 18 must possess a learner’s permit or a driver’s license to operate a golf cart on a public road in Florida.
Previous Regulations: Prior to this change, individuals had to be at least 14 years old to operate golf carts on public roads designated for golf-cart use. Importantly, there was no requirement for these operators to have a driver’s license.
If the Moke looks familiar, it has a long history. It was first developed as a variant of the original Austin Mini, rebodied for use by the military (it was designed to be small and light enough to be dropped out of planes). Its sedanlike ground clearance and lack of off-road ability cut short its military career. However, it found a second calling as a sunny-weather runabout for the yachting set, beachgoers, and swells everywhere living la dolce vita. That’s the kind of appeal that endures, and the original Moke’s life span extended from 1964 into the 1990s, with the vehicle being produced in half a dozen different countries.
At least in the United States, the Moke has been reborn as a battery-powered low-speed vehicle (LSV). (Moke America sells it in overseas markets with a 1.0-liter inline-four.) That LSV classification means it’s subject to different rules in different states, but New York
If you’re looking for a nostalgic and sustainable car, look no further than the Moke America. This tiny vehicle has been around since the 1960s, and its popularity has surged in recent years as more people seek eco-friendly transportation options.
What is a Moke?
The Moke is a small, open-top car that was first produced in the United Kingdom in the 1960s. It was originally designed as a military vehicle, but its compact size and versatility also made it popular with civilians. The Moke has a distinctive look, with its exposed wheels, boxy shape, and minimalistic design. It was also one of the first cars to have four-wheel drive, which made it ideal for off-road use.
In recent years, the Moke has returned in the United States, thanks to Moke America. This company has taken the classic Moke design and updated it for modern times. The new Moke America is electric, with a range of up to 40 miles on a single charge. It’s also more significant than the original Moke, with room for four passengers.
One of the most appealing aspects of the Moke America is its sustainability. The car is 100% electric, which means it produces zero emissions. It’s also made with eco-friendly materials, such as recycled plastic, and ha [...]