Hey Bronson, when i was digging trying to figure out how to get mine registered i learned this:
there is a statute in texas law that says a whole bunch of things but it boils down to this.. if you live in a closed community and the powers that be that run the community dont have a problem with it, golf carts are fine.. also if you live within 2 miles from a golf course (and it would be practical for you to drive your golfcart to the golf course) then it is legal..
there are some restrictions having to do with buggies not having lights an hour after sunrise and an hour before sunset but you have lights so that doesnt apply to you.
in grayson county they actually have golf cart registrations becasue the core of engineers requires it.. but grayson co is the only place with golf cart plates..
in texas a golf cart or utv is classified as an all terrain motorcycle or atv (or gocart) by definition a street legal motorcycle in texas has 3 or less wheels.. (ya i tried that one too)
every once in a while you'll stumble across a utv with texas plates. in these cases i believe the owner has somehow managed to have the classification of the vehicle changed to a passenger car (theres a guy in ft worth with a crew i know of who's managed to do that)
there was a statute for slow moving vehicles that we utv owners slipped under and could be reclassed for that, utvs qualified for that because texas didnt know what to call them then.. but they've figured it out now and that doesnt work anymore..
i'd love to get mine registerd for the street. it'd be a blast to buzz around the neighborhood (oh oops, i already do that)
it'd be a blast to buzz around the neighborhood and not go hide every time i saw a cop..
keep them fingers crossed, all it really takes is for some senator or political figure to get a utv and decide they want to drive it on the street...
oh wait.. most of those guys live in closed communities or next to golf courses..
oh well poor folks are screwed again..