Have you heard of a NEV/LSV vehicle? It looks like a golf cart, but it is actually a motor vehicle requiring a valid California driver license, registration and insurance for operation. The NEV/LSV (electric vehicle/low speed vehicle) has four wheels and may reach a speed of no more than 25 mph on a paved level surface.
On the other hand, a golf cart is a motor vehicle designed to carry no more than two persons, operate at a maximum speed of 15 mph, and weighs no more than 1300 lbs. A golf cart is not required to be registered if it is operated on a highway designed for such use by ordinance, within one mile of a golf course. It may not operate on roads with speed zones above 25 mph.
Regardless of whether it is a NEV/LSV or a golf cart, towing a skate boarder (“sketching”) is extremely dangerous. In one tragic case involving an NEV/LSV, the vehicle was unregistered and being driven on a public street with a skateboarder holding onto the back. When the skateboarder fell, he sustained serious injuries. WCLG was able to win $1.25 million for the victim.
Though these little electric vehicles are especially attractive to youngsters, they are very dangerous when not used as prescribed.
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DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.
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