Dunedin, Florida - Eric Peterson bought his Low Speed Vehicle or LSV about a year-and-a-half ago and since then he's had a blast. He tools around his neighborhood, to the convenience store, and to events around the city. The one place he never visits is the gas pump.
"It's convenient, absolutely," says Peterson while taking this reporter for a cruise. "We never have to use gas. Florida's the perfect weather for this."
In Dunedin, LSV's and specialized golf carts are allowed on certain streets and there's even a social club called Dunedin Goes Carting!
At Fairway Golf and E Cars in Hillsborough County they talk up the fun of the street legal golf carts, but with speeds reaching up to 25 miles per hour, safety is also a concern.
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The vehicles are required to have safety equipment including signal lights and seatbelts.
"It's just like with anything, if you're having fun, have fun responsibly," says GM Dave Broker. "Look through the manual; be familiar with its operation before you get in and take off."
Peterson too says drivers and passengers have to be careful with turns.
"If you take a turn too tightly, you could either tip the vehicle over or certainly throw a passenger out," he says, adding, "Always wear your seatbelts."
The safety equipment and awareness helps keep the fun in this free-wheeling ride.