THE VILLAGES, Florida (WESH) - Is it a car or a golf cart?
Some vehicles in The Villages are blurring that line, and that's causing a controversy.
Souped-up golf carts in the retirement community of 100,000 have to be insured like a car, and that can cost up to $1,000 a year.
Some residents aren't happy about that.
"It's lighter. It doesn't have the speed of an automobile, yet the insurance companies are going to charge you like it's a regular automobile, and of course they are doing it because they can," said Fred Merrow.
The fast models go about 27 mph and are street legal. They're a ticket of freedom that can be used to cross the highway to the shopping area.
"We love golf carts, and like you said, it's a way of life down here," said Rosemary Zepka.