The Baby Boomer population is decreasing, and the 2020 census is expected to show that Millennials now outnumber Baby Boomers. The Baby Boomer was the largest population bloc in American history peaking at about 78.8 million in 1999. That number is expected to be surpassed by the Millennials in the year 2036. Poor Generation X is caught like the smaller middle child in this generational battle.
Every generation brings changes to our society during the years of dominance and then gives way to the younger folks. Boomers are retiring and downsizing and while they may have a huge RV parked in their driveway for long cross-country road trips, they are always looking for ways to make their retirement funds go further. And one way to do this is to stop using a gas-powered vehicle and begin driving a street legal golf cart made by Cary Cart Company located in North Carolina. Not only that, but we also offer custom golf carts for sale.
The Joy of Retirement
Retirees no longer face a long commute and most of the driving is for short trips like a visit to the grocery store, church or the golf course. A golf cart battery charge may cost 25 cents and last for a day while a gallon of gas costs about $3 and is good for 20 to 30 miles. The purchase cost of a golf cart is a fraction of even the lowest priced economy car and the maintenance costs are lower as well.
Cary Cart Company anticipated the need for street legal golf carts, so they became the leading specialists in their manufacture. What does it mean to be street legal? The following list summarizes the federal requirements:
- All lights must be working including turn signal lights, headlights, and brake lights and the light that is in the license plate bracket.
- Tires, windshield wipers and set belts that are DOT approved.
- The vehicle needs to achieve a top speed of 20 to 25 miles per hour.
- A working speedometer, horn plus exterior and interior rear-view mirrors.
- The vehicle corners are to have reflectors (called reflex reflectors)
- The cart must have a VIN with 17 digits.
Design Your Own
A street legal golf cart is classified as a Low Speed Vehicle (LSV) and just like the purchase of an automobile you can buy a used or new one from Cary Cart Company and drive it off the lot. If you already own a golf cart, then you can have it retrofitted by Cary Cart Company. They will add all the components to make it street legal and then add the VIN number for you to present to the DMV for licensing and registration.
You should be aware that a street legal golf cart can only be driven on roads with a speed limit of 35 mph so don’t try to enter a freeway ramp with one. You also will need a valid driver license to operate one.
Finally, you can design your own cart from a selection of three body types, 16 colors, three seat styles and many other options to choose from. Get started today by calling Cary Cart Company at 910-239-0869 and take advantage of custom golf carts for sale. You can also use the online message form or use the online questionnaire to get a quote on a custom design street legal golf cart that will be the envy of Baby Boomers and Millennials alike.