Golf Cart Insurance
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What is Golf Cart Insurance?
Golf cart insurance provides coverage that enables a cart owner to use the cart to leisurely drive around town and while on their property without worrying about having to pay for damages and medical bills resulting from an accident.
Golf cart coverage can also offer compensation if the cart is stolen, vandalized or damaged by severe weather or a natural disaster. In short, golf cart insurance is almost the same as vehicle insurance except that it covers your cart rather than a car, motorcycle or van.
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Laws regarding golf cart insurance vary from state to state. Some states require cart owners to purchase insurance for carts traveled
outside the golf course. However, experts highly recommend that anyone who owns a golf cart purchase golf cart insurance.
As the old saying goes, “It’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.” Without insurance coverage, you are liable if your cart causes damage to property or personal injury to another while on the road.
Some golf cart owners are under the impression that their home or vehicle insurance policy also covers their cart. In some instances, this may be the case. Your home’s insurance policy may cover accidents or mishaps occurring on your property. However, any incident that occurs off your property will not be covered. Some types of vehicle insurance also include golf carts; however, this isn’t usually the case.
Liability coverage will cover property damage as well as medical bills for those you may have injured in a golf cart accident. This type of coverage is essential because golf carts are responsible for well over ten thousand injuries a year. It is becoming increasingly popular to use golf carts off the golf course, which means that there is always the possibility of hitting another golf cart or a pedestrian.
Golf carts don’t travel as fast as vehicles. However, they are also not usually equipped with seat belts, thus increasing the possibility of injury. Rollover accidents are particularly common and can cause severe damages to those traveling in the cart with you. Medical insurance prevents out of pocket costs from rising into thousands of dollars for medical bills.
Collision coverage is not the same as liability. Liability only pays for damage to another vehicle or person. Collision, on the other hand, pays for damage to your cart. You may not need this form of coverage if you are using your golf cart on a golf course. Resorts or gated communities may carry insurance coverage. However, collision coverage is a must if you intend to drive your golf cart down the road.
As with all insurances, golf cart insurances does not fall under one price. It will vary depending on use, travel, miles, drivers’ age (condition) and location. As mentioned above, there is a multitude of factors that will affect costs. Age and experience are essential, as most insurance companies offer lower prices for older experienced drivers than young, inexperienced ones. The size, type, and model of the cart can impact costs, especially when purchasing comprehensive coverage. Location is yet another factor as insurance companies are aware of areas where accidents are commonplace and charge higher fees for those living in these areas.
Thankfully, there are several ways in which golf cart owners can save money when purchasing an insurance policy. Parents may want to add young adult children who are driving the cart to the parent’s plan instead of having the young drivers buy a separate, more expensive policy. Those who have a home, auto and some other form of insurance may be able to bundle golf car insurance with an existing plan. It’s also possible to raise the deductible on the insurance policy. However, it advised researching this change before making any changes. An overly-high deductible can cause financial problems should a mishap occur because you will have to pay a large portion of the expenses out of pocket.
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“Recently I bought a Legal Street Vehicle and I didn’t know at the time that legally I needed to get insurance on my cart. GCI helped me get into a policy that is super-cheap and now I’m compliant.”
“I had no idea i even needed golf cart insurance till i did some research and talk to the guys here, they were very helpful and found me a extremely cheap policy and i was setup and running in 24 hours.”
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