Sick of having to park your golf cart in the driveway as soon as the sun goes down?
A proposal from state lawmakers would let you continue to cruise after dark.
How cool would it be if you could drive (your cart) to dinner and home?
Bluffton mayor Lisa Sulka
If passed, the bill would allow golf cart drivers to use local roads at night so long as the cart was equipped with headlights, brake lights and turn signals.
Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka said the law change would be great for people who live around Old Town Bluffton.
“How cool would it be if you could drive (your cart) to dinner and home?” she said earlier this week.
Allowing carts to operate at night could also lessen traffic and parking problems around popular shopping and dining destinations in the town’s historic district, she said.
The bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Bill Herbkersman, was introduced in the House last year and is expected to be taken up by lawmakers in the coming weeks.
While similar proposal failed in the Senate last legislative session, Herbkersman said he is “feeling pretty good” about the bill’s chances this time around.