Do You Know Nevada’s Golf Cart Laws?

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    Do You Know Nevada's Golf Cart Laws?
    July 27 2022

    Golf soared in popularity during the pandemic. Whether you picked up golf as a hobby in 2020 or you are a lifelong enthusiast, you probably ride in a golf cart. If you ride in a golf cart, you should be aware of local golf cart laws. Here, we provide Nevada’s golf cart laws.

    We hope the below discussion helps you stay safe on the course. If you are injured in a Las Vegas area golf cart accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation.

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    Nevada’s Golf Cart Laws

    If you are going to drive a golf cart in Nevada, then you should be aware of Nevada’s golf cart laws. In Nevada, golf carts may be operated in residential developments where the appropriate city or county government has approved their use. While additional laws may apply to your operation of a golf cart in Nevada, the pertinent laws are provided below.

    Nevada Revised Statute 482.044

    Under Nevada Revised Statute 482.044, “golf cart” means a motor vehicle which:

    1. Has no fewer than three wheels in contact with the ground; and
    2. Is designed to carry golf equipment and no more than four persons, including the driver.

    Keep in mind that in Nevada, a golf cart is different from a low-speed vehicle. For more information on the distinction, see Is a Golf Cart a Low-Speed Vehicle?

    Nevada Revised Statute 484A.130

    Nevada Revised Statute 484A.130 provides the definition of a motor vehicle. Under Nevada Revised Statute 484A.130, “motor vehicle” means every vehicle which is self-propelled but not operated upon rails. The term does not include an electric bicycle or an electric scooter.

    Nevada Revised Statute 482.398

    Nevada Revised Statute 482.398 provides the following:

    1. In a county whose population is 700,000 or more, a permit for the operation of a golf cart may be issued by the Department if the golf cart is equipped as required by subsection 2 and evidence of insurance as required for the registration of a motor vehicle is submitted when application for the permit is made.
    2. A golf cart must have the following equipment:
      1. Headlamps;
      2. Tail lamps, reflectors, stop lamps and an emblem or placard for slow moving vehicles;
      3. A mirror; and
      4. Brakes

    Each of these items of equipment must meet the standards prescribed for motor vehicles generally.

    1. A permit is not required for the operation of a golf cart during daylight, by a person holding a current driver’s license, if the golf cart is:
      1. Equipped with an emblem or placard for slow moving vehicles; and
      2. Operated solely upon that portion of a highway designated by the appropriate city or county as a:
        1. Crossing for golf carts; or
        2. Route of access between a golf course and the residence or temporary abode of the owner or operator of the golf cart.

    Nevada Driving Under the Influence Laws

    In Nevada, you can get an impaired driving charge while operating a golf cart. You can even get an impaired driving charge on a golf course provided the golf course is a premise to which the public has access.

    Alcohol

    Under Nevada Revised Statute 484C.110, it is unlawful for a person to operate a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, or with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. NRS 484C.110(1) provides the following in part:

    1. It is unlawful for any person who:
      1. Is under the influence of intoxicating liquor;
      2. Has a concentration of alcohol of 0.08 or more in his or her blood or breath; or
      3. Is found by measurement within 2 hours after driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle to have a concentration of alcohol of 0.08 or more in his or her blood or breath,

    to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle on a highway or on premises to which the public has access.

    Prohibited Substances

    Depending on the amount, it may also be illegal to drive while impaired by any of the following prohibited substances:

    • Amphetamine
    • Cocaine
    • Cocaine metabolite
    • Heroin
    • Heroin metabolite
    • Lysergic acid diethylamide
    • Methamphetamine
    • Phencyclidine
    • Marijuana (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol)
    • Marijuana metabolite (11-OH-tetrahydrocannabinol)

    If an impaired driver injures you, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. The experienced team at Anthem Injury Lawyers will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation. Maybe you have hesitated to contact a Las Vegas car accident lawyer; you may have worried that a good lawyer would be unaffordable. We work on a contingency basis, so you don’t have to worry about upfront fees. Our law office is in Henderson, Nevada, and we work with clients in Las Vegas and vicinity. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    We hope you stay safe on the golf course. If you are injured in a Las Vegas area accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Some people wonder why they need a personal injury lawyer to help them. A personal injury lawyer will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.

    Your choice of an accident lawyer is one of the most consequential decisions you will ever make. It’s important to select a Las Vegas attorney that can put you in the best position to win your case. That’s why you need to speak with Anthem Injury Lawyers. Our experts offer you the best opportunity to win top compensation. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Published by Puneet K. Garg

    Attorney Puneet K. Garg is one of the founding partners of Anthem Injury Law. He has vast experience serving various clients with their different needs. Puneet’s representation of clients has included serving as counsel to Fortune 500 companies, large and small healthcare providers, celebrities, large and small businesses, personal injury victims and individuals needing help with their everyday needs. He has represented clients from all over the world in both state and federal court in Nevada.

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