If I remember back to my vehicle code class, your cart can be used within 1/4 mile of golf courses (going to and from) but you are limited to roadways with speed limits of 25 mph. If you want to go more than 1/4 mile from golf courses you have to have all of the lights and would be required to register it. Even with registration, you are limited to roadways with speed limits of 25 mph. or less. This information is on the assumption that you are using the cart in California.