Fort Madison is considering allowing golf carts on some city streets
By Andy Devine, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email
FORT MADISON, Ia. (WGEM) -
Can you imagine driving to the grocery store in a golf cart? Residents may soon have the chance to do that in Fort Madison.
An ordinance that would allow people to drive golf carts on city streets has cleared its first hurdle at city council.
City Manager Byron Smith says there's been a push by residents who think it would be a good idea because it would save people money on gas, but some have questions about how safe it would be if it was enacted.
Smith says there would be safety restrictions if the ordinance does pass.
"They have to have certain safety devices like a bicycle flag, a slow moving vehicle triangle," Smith said. "They have to have adequate brakes. They have to have reflectors on both the front and back. They're limited to driving between sunrise and sunset."
The ordinance needs to be read and approved two more times before it would go into effect.
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