Golf Carts & Low Speed Vehicles

Do they really mean “golf carts” or are they talking about “low speed vehicles” a/k/a “neighborhood electric vehicles”.  Golf carts in the strict sense are “off road vehicles”, that being said, LSVs and NEVs are not.  LSVs and NEVs are typically limited to 25 or 30 miles per hour and are subject to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations as well as to certain Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.  We represent many active adult communities and although we have not had to prepare such a resolution yet (some just allow golf carts), we encourage our age restricted communities to seriously consider golf cart/LSV/NEV resolutions.  Not only are these vehicles, if properly regulated, convenient, as residents “age in place” there is a strong probability that such vehicles will permit residents enhanced mobility and/or be required as “reasonable accommodations” for certain handicapped people – we have already seen such cases come out of Florida courts