Driving Golf Carts On Some Baldwin County Roads Could Become Legal
Driving Golf Carts On Some Baldwin County Roads Could Become Legal


THE TENSIXTYFIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL IS OVER BUT WAS THE WEEKEND A SUCCESS? LAST YEAR… THE METRICS. THERE’S A COUPLE… HOW MUCH REVENUE IT HELPED GENERATE IN DOWNTOWN BUSINESS… AND HOW MANY ACTUALLY SHOWED UP. THE FOOTPRINT OF THE FESTIVAL ” It was crazy, super crazy.” ” we had a record day SO NOW WE HAVE A PICTURE OF HOW AHEAD… LAMAR GILES LIKES TO TAKE HIS POODLE CHARLIE FOR A DRIVE ON LAMAR GILES LIKES TO TAKE HIS POODLE CHARLIE FOR A DRIVE ON HIS GOLF CART THROUGH THE SMALL TOWN OF SILVERHILL Nats: 18:29:10 “that’s Charlie, that’s my buddy, we don’t take him for a ride, he starts barking” BUT SIGHTSEEING IN A GOLF CART ISN’T LEGAL ON MOST PUBLIC ROADS. Bite: Lamar Giles/Golf Cart Owner 18:22:12 “what I’m doing now is against the law.” FEDERAL AND STATE LAW PROHIBIT ON-ROAD USE OF GOLF CARTS UNLESS THE CARTS ARE EQUIPPED WITH CERTAIN SAFETY FEATURES AND EQUIPMENT. Bite: Rep. Steve McMillan/ State House District 95 8:10:55 “nobody’s complying with the federal requirements” STATE REPRESTENTATIVE STEVE MCMILLAN IS BEHIND THE MOVE TO GET THE GOLF CART ISSUE ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT. BALDWIN COUNTY VOTERS WILL BE ASKED TO GIVE INDIVIDUAL MUNICIPALITIES TO CONTROL AND REGULATE THE USE OF GOLF CARTS ON CITY ROADS. Bite: Steve 18:17:10 “ESSENTIALLY, THIS WOULD MAKE A GOLF CART A CAR? In a sense, yes” Bite: Steve 18:15:30 “the cities are given the authority to designate which particular streets could be used on” Bite: Steve 18:13:50 “the idea is to give the people of Baldwin County that have been pressing for this for years now the opportunity to try and get it passed so we’ll be street legal” IF LOCAL AMENDMENT FOUR IS PASSED, GOLF CARTS WILL HAVE TO BE EQUIPPED WITH SPECIFIC SAFETY FEATURES, OPERATORS WILL HAVE TO CARRY A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE AND HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE. CARTS WILL ALSO HAVE TO REGISTERED AND UNDERGO CHECKS AND INSPECTIONS. Nats: 18:22:20 “we should have a legal right to drive golf carts in a municipality” GILES SAYS HE’LL VOTE FOR LOCAL AMENDMENT FOUR. Bite: Lamar 18:26:45 “old folks can go out and get in their golf carts and go to the dollar store, go to the post office, go to the general store, the bank without having to get out and get in their cars or just go and visit their neighbors.” IF LOCAL AMENDMENT FOUR PASSES AND IS IMPLEMENTED- GOLF CARTS WOULD ONLY BE ALLOWED ON ROADS WITH SPEED LIMITS OF LESS THAN 25 MILES PER HOUR. Nats: ON THE BALDWIN COUNTY BEAT PAT PETERSON NEWS FIVE

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