Posted below is a video in which Mt. Pleasant police officers explain the rules of the road for golf carts (1 minute). Violating any golf cart rule is a misdemeanor punishable with a maximum fine of $200 or 30 days in jail, unless the offense is deemed to be a felony. The most common complaint received by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department is reckless golf cart driving by children.
To drive a golf cart in South Carolina, you must:
Be at least 16 years old
Have a valid driver’s license
Have the cart registered with the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles
Have proof of liability insurance
Display a state permit decal
Only drive during daylight hours
Only drive within 4 miles of the address on the registration certificate
Only drive on roadways with a speed limit of 35 mph or less
Not drive on a bike path.
If you need a Department of Motor Vehicles Golf Cart Permit Registration Form: SCDMV Golf Carts