They shouldn’t mix with regular vehicles on public roads.
December 22, 2010
Tiny Wheego Whip fails side crash test
A recent side crash test of the 2010 electric Wheego Whip shows why low-speed vehicles like the Whip shouldn't share the road with regular traffic.
May 20, 2010
Low-speed vehicles shouldn't mix with regular traffic
More states are allowing a relatively new breed of vehicle on public roads, but crash tests by IIHS show why the mix of low-speed vehicles or minitrucks and regular traffic is a deadly combination. These vehicles don't have to meet the basic safety standards that cars and pickups do, and they aren't designed to protect their occupants in crashes.
October 22, 2008
NHTSA rejects faster, heavier golf carts
Federal regulators have rejected petitions to increase the allowable weight for low-speed vehicles and also launch a medium-speed-vehicle class.
April 6, 2002
Souped-up golf carts hit the streets
Neighborhood electric vehicles are becoming more common because of environmental incentives, but it's dangerous for these glorified golf carts to mix with regular traffic.
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