Do You Drive a Golf Cart?

Is it a motor vehicle or not?

In a recent holding in New York, Justice Leonard Livote was faced with the issue of whether or not a golf cart was a motor vehicle.  Despite the fact that the cart was not on a public highway, the Court held that the cart did indeed meet all the criteria for a motor vehicle.  Accordingly, the plaintiff who had alleged that her injuries were the result of a golf cart flip, (driven by an employee of the Club), was allowed to proceed with the action. Guadagno v. Glen Oaks Club, 704798/15

Typically golf carts are not considered motor vehicles but you can be charged with driving under the influence when operating a golf cart.