Anna Maria Island truly is a vacationer’s paradise, and you don’t always need a car to get around the island. Many Anna Maria Island vacationers use the free Anna Maria Island trolley or rent golf carts and other low speed vehicles for their vacation transportation. But most vacationers who operate these golf carts and low speed vehicles probably have no idea that what they’re doing could be illegal.
According to the DMV unlicensed golf carts can operate on some city streets, but not on a state road such as State Road 789-Gulf Drive or State Road 64-Manatee Avenue. Operators of a licensed golf cart must be at least 16 years old and have a valid driver’s license, while unlicensed golf cart operators must be at least 14 years old.
When renting a low speed vehicle for your next Anna Maria Island Vacation ask your rental agent about the rules and regulations on Anna Maria Island for golf carts and low speed vehicles. Agents should include rules and regulations on how to safely operate golf carts and other low speed vehicles on Anna Maria Island.