Florida residents object to price of insuring golf carts

1:39 PM, Feb 11, 2013   |    comments
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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.

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