Golf Carts Allowed On Winterville City Streets

Usually when you see a golf cart there's a golf course nearby. But soon that's not going to be the case in Winterville.

The town doesn't have a course within city limits, but officials have decided to make it legal for people within the town to drive golf carts on town streets.

The conditions are you have to be 16 years or older, you can't be on a road with a speed limit of more than 35 mph, you can't go more than 25 mph and your golf cart must have lights, a mirror, and a special sign on the back. No license or insurance is required.

Mayor Doug Jackson says golf carts are more economical and environmentally friendly. He also says older people who don't have their license can drive one into town. "In my opinion it would be real nice, someone who wants to run to the grocery store about four blocks away they can hop in the golf cart and go, they don't have to buy $4.00 gas."

The policy goes into effect February first. Golf cart driver must pay $10.00 for a permit and sign a waiver that the town is not liable if you get in an accident.


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