Florida lawmaker from St. Johns County files bill to raise age for driving a golf cart from 14 to 16

Florida Representative Cyndi Stevenson filed House Bill 949 Monday, a bill that would improve safe operation of golf carts and other utility vehicles. The bill would apply to drivers of golf carts and utility vehicles when they are operating on public roads.

It would increase minimum age of drivers from 14 to 16, and it would require a learner’s permit or higher.

“The passage of this bill will reduce accidents and serious injuries,” Representative Stevenson said. “I am grateful to St. Johns County Sheriff Robert Hardwick who brought this important issue to my attention.”

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