Are Go-Karts Street Legal?


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Whether riding go-karts on streets is legal depends on the rider's state laws on motorized devices, although it's common for states not to allow the practice. For example, Oregon doesn't allow people to drive them on public roads, notes the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. Florida, on the other hand, only allows people to drive them on public roadways that aren't paved and have a maximum speed limit, as well as on private property, notes Meldon Law.

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New York is another state that doesn't allow go-karts to be registered for use on streets, and it also prohibits their use in parking lots, highways and sidewalks, notes the New York Department of Motor Vehicles. Individuals should check with local laws to find out where they can drive their go-karts.

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