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Butt Buggy Proof of liability insurance is required


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Old 03-04-2019, 03:25:36 PM
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Default Butt Buggy Proof of liability insurance is required

Assuming this is true, and is a good thing, where does a person get insurance for a home made butt buggy.

Example from coolsprings.
Proof of liability insurance is required for all motorized personal transportation vehicles such as (but not limited to) golf cars, utility vehicles such as gators or mules, riding lawn mowers, unregistered motor vehicles, ATVs, motorcycles, etc.

Motorized vehicles, such as Rascals, Hoverounds, mobility scooters, and motorized wheelchairs, needed by their operators for personal mobility are exempt from this insurance requirement.


BTW my home made butt buggy is battery powered electric so I assume it is exempt from the above but........
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Old 03-04-2019, 05:41:14 PM
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I read that as, if you are handicapped, you are off the hook. If you are not, you will need insurance no matter what you operate. Am I right?
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I read that as, if you are handicapped, you are off the hook. If you are not, you will need insurance no matter what you operate. Am I right?
Probably correct. My problem is I can't Imagine where to get this insurance. if I told my home owners guy what a home made butt buggy is and what a engine show is I think he would faint.

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Default Re: Butt Buggy Proof of liability insurance is required

Check with your auto insurance agent. Every one needs to have insurance and should have it. Things happen and there are a lot of people that are sue happy these days.
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Default Re: Butt Buggy Proof of liability insurance is required

Have you talked to your homeowners insurance agent about it yet ? My homeowners insurance covers my golf cart , which I got a copy of the coverage from them when I took it to the Portland show for the insurance coverage they require . I would describe the " butt buggy " as a riding lawnmower that I wanted to ride at the show , which [ in my opinion ] is basically the same thing , and the riding mower is covered by the homeowners policy , in my case anyway . Good luck with it .
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Have you talked to your homeowners insurance agent about it yet ? My homeowners insurance covers my golf cart .
Thanks. I was hoping to hear from someone who had actual done this.
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Old 03-04-2019, 07:32:38 PM
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I don't about the home made part , But I got insurance for my electric scooter from my auto insurance company. Since it is off road , it cost $41 per year. Ron
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Default Re: Butt Buggy Proof of liability insurance is required

I went to my state farm insurance agent , has my home and auto ins , and he said my homeowners will cover the golf cart IF it is doing what it is made to do on golf course only , not riding around at shows so he sold me lilability ins on it $40.00 per year for it where ever I want to ride it
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Default Re: Butt Buggy Proof of liability insurance is required

Schroll down a little bit and see this same thread futher down, there is more info on that listing, Good luck.
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[B]I have State Farm also and I have liability insurance on my 2 battery powered golf carts.
It covers them where ever they go and it was only $11.00 per year.It covers them if I am operating it or if someone else is with my permission driving it[/B
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