Golf carts should be held to same standard as cars

Hilton Head Island PacketApril 3, 2014 

I recently moved to Hilton Head from The Villages, Fla., which is a golf cart community. Unless golf carts were licensed by the state — just as cars are —they were restricted to golf cart paths or streets within The Villages. They were not allowed to be driven on, or across, county roads.
Consequently, any carts had to meet the same requirements as automobiles, i.e., able to maintain a minimum speed (20 mph), appropriate headlights and turn signals, seat belts, etc., in order to be driven on or across public streets/roads.
I hope that any new S.C. law allowing golf carts on public roads would require the carts to meet the same requirements and include a prohibition on texting while driving.

Catherine Stevens


Hilton Head Island


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