Golf Cart Controversy
As gas prices continue to go up, so do the number of golf carts on the roads of Marion County.
But due to an increasing number of complaints, residents may need to find a new form of transportation. Residents appeared in front of the Marion County commission Tuesday to share their side to the controversy. Marion County District Commander Mark Kelly said state statute doesn't allow golf carts to be used on average roads, like Highway 40. In fact, they aren't even allowed on neighborhood roads, unless it's designated specifically for a golf cart.
"People are using the golf cart, and some of them obviously have done it for many years, and it's just a matter of breaking the habit," Lt. Kelly said. He also said safety is another reason for not allowing golf cats on major roads, especially because golf carts are such low speed vehicles.
The commission instructed staff to look into whether golf carts will present any legal issues for the county. They agreed to revisit the issue at a later time.
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