This week’s business session by Two Rivers City Council included a discussion of concerns about the use of golf carts within city limits.
City Manager Greg Buckley said the main thoroughfares dealt with were Forest Avenue and 22n/a Street.
“Golf carts are expected to yield to overtaking traffic or traffic approaching from behind”, he explained. “This means they tend to head for the sidewalk in areas where there are no parked cars and use the parking lanes… This means that sometimes when you are on streets with lots of parking, golf cart drivers will sometimes be seen weaving in and out of the parking lane a bit and back into the driving lane.
A second problem concerns young children who travel as passengers.
“Often people will see children in the rear-facing seats on golf carts, which is legal, with no restrictions,” Buckley explained. “Some don’t have, as original equipment, any sort of restraint system.”
58 golf carts are currently legally registered for use at Two Rivers.
Buckley says it’s likely the council will discuss this issue in more detail, including possible order changes, in January.