Are golf carts coming to some Orange County neighborhoods?


LEGALLY. SUMMER: NOW COMMISSIONERS ARE
DEBATING A MEASURE THAT WOULD
ALLOW GOLF CARTS IN SOME ORANGE
COUNTY NEIGHBORHOODS. TONIGHT, WESH 2’S SANIKA DANGE
SHOWS US A COMMUNITY WHERE CARTS
AND CARS ARE ALREADY COEXISTING. SANIKA: IT’S HARD TO DRIVE
THROUGH SANFORD AROUND
DINNERTIME AND NOT SEE GOLF
CARTS PARKED OUTSIDE OF THE
LOCAL BARS AND RESTAURANTS.>>JUST ABOUT ALL OUR FRIENDS
AROUND TOWN HAVE GOLF CARTS. IT HONESTLY JUST BRINGS OUT A
NEIGHBORLY FIELD. YOU’RE RIDING AROUND NO WINDOWS,
NO DOORS AND WAVING AT YOUR
NEIGHBOR AND JUST GIVES A SENSE
OF COMMUNITY. SANIKA: JUST OVER THE SEMINOLE
COUNTY LINE, ORANGE COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS MET TUESDAY TO
DISCUSS HOW BEST TO APPROACH THE
POSSIBILITY OF GOLF CART
COMMUNITIES IN THEIR ARE SINCE 1994, BAY HILL, HUNTER’S
CREEK, RIO PINAR, AND EASTWOOD
HAVE ASKED THE COUNTY ABOUT
POSSIBLY ALLOWING GOLF CARTS O
THEIR ROADS. IN 2009, THE COUNTY OFFERED A
PILOT PROGRAM IN BAY HILL, BUT
IT NEVER PANNED OUT. THE MUNICIPALITIES OF WINTER
GARDEN AND OAKLAND ALREADY ALLOW
GOLF CARTS ON CERTAIN STREETS
WITH SUN-UP TO SUN-DOWN
RESTRICTIONS AND MANDATORY
ANNUAL REGISTRATIO>>YOU KNOW OUR DOWNTOWN AREA IS
I THINK THE SPEED LIMIT IS 25
MILES AN HOUR AND IT MAKES IT A
LITTLE SAFER AND I THINK THAT’S
SOMETHING THEY’D HAVE TO TAKE
INTO CONSIDERATION. SANIKA: LIKE OTHER GOLF CART
COMMUNITIES, SANFORD ALLOWS THEM
ONLY ON CERTAIN STREETS AND NALL
SAYS THE GRID-LIKE SYSTEM IS
KEY. ORANGE COUNTY STAFF IS NOW
STUDYING ACCIDENT REPORTS AND
WHAT OTHER COUNTIES OF THE SAME
SIZE AND POPULATION DO. THERE’S STILL A LOT OF
DISCUSSION LEFT BEFORE WE TALK
ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF GOLF
CARTS IN ORANGE COUNTY

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