WHAT IS AN LSV?

LSV stands for “Low Speed Vehicle.” An LSV is a street legal cart that has a minimum speed of 20 mph and maximum speed of 25 mph, and can legally be driven on most roads posted 35 mph or less.

All vehicles must meet all U.S. federal safety standards for low-speed vehicles (LSVs) and be equipped with automotive safety windshield glass, three-point safety belts, turn signals, headlamps, brake lights, horn, mirrors, reflex reflectors, a parking brake, on-road tires and a rear view camera. They also must meet state and local laws which can include windshield wipers and warning beacons.

Your particular state may have additional laws and regulations pertaining to LSV’s. We’ll help you through the entire purchasing process!

All vehicles must meet all U.S. federal safety standards for low-speed vehicles (LSVs) and be equipped with:

  • Automotive safety windshield glass

  • Three-point safety belts

  • Turn signals

  • Headlights and brake lights

  • Horn

  • Mirrors

  • Windshield wipers

  • On-road tires

  • Parking brake

  • Rear view camera

  • The Manufacturer’s Certification Label posted on the vehicle containing the VIN and indicating the TYPE of vehicle as a “Low Speed Vehicle”

WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED COMPONENTS OF AN LSV?

CAN MY CHILD DRIVE MY LSV?

If your child does not have his or her learner’s permit or driver’s license, they are not permitted to drive an LSV. An LSV is considered a low-speed street legal vehicle and should be treated as such.

As an LSV is classified as a street legal vehicle and is permitted to be driven on public roads, your LSV must be insured under an auto policy that includes Personal Injury Protection and Property Damage Liability coverage at a minimum.

Most if not all states in which they are legal require them to be insured, registered and operated only by licensed drivers.

IS INSURANCE REQUIRED ON AN LSV?

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