Low Speed Vehicle Laws

Section 320.01(41), Florida Statutes, defines low speed vehicles (LSVs) as “any four-wheeled vehicle whose top speed is greater than 20 miles per hour, but not greater than 25 miles per hour.” LSVs must be registered, titled and insured with personal injury protection (PIP) and property damage liability (PDL) insurance. Any person operating an LSV must have a valid driver license in their immediate possession.

LSVs may be operated only on streets where the posted speed limit is 35 MPH or less and must be equipped with the following safety equipment:

  • Headlamps;
  • Front and rear turn signals;
  • Stop lamps;
  • Tail lamps;
  • Reflex reflectors, red – one each side and one on the rear;
  • Exterior mirror on the driver side and an interior rear-view mirror or exterior mirror on passenger side;
  • Parking brake;
  • Windshield;
  • Seat belt for each designated seat; and a
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)

Child restraints and car seats are REQUIRED for all children traveling in low-speed vehicles.

Low speed vehicles are PROHIBITED from driving on any part of Highway 98 (including the shoulder) but may cross at fixed intersections with traffic lights. They also may NOT drive on sidewalks, utility paths, and/or bike paths. Below is a map illustrating which roads are prohibited for low speed vehicles. ROADS PROHIBITED TO LOW-SPEED VEHICLES ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN RED. When traveling on roadways permissible for low speed vehicles, please pull over to the side of the road to allow cars to pass if you notice that traffic is beginning to back up behind you. 

RED = PROHIBITED

LSV Map