Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-09-17 23:09:41 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) — Hendersonville Police say they see a lot of children driving golf carts on illegal and unsafe public roads.
Executive Jamie Owens called daily about this and said it got worse during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The number of golf carts on the road and in the neighborhood has increased significantly for some reason. Maybe from the past year and a half when a lot of people were always at home. People were at home and staying a lot in the neighborhood. So it was probably an increase, “Owens said.
According to Owens, standard golf carts do not have the features needed to operate safely on public roads. It lacks features such as headlights, blinkers and seat belts.
The only way to legally drive a golf cart on the road is to register the golf cart as a low-speed vehicle in Tennessee, obtain a valid driver’s license, and operate it only in areas with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour. .. Less than.
“Really our focus is that this is not safe and we don’t want to lead to injury to anyone, especially children. As many phones as we got for this, we say I feel I need to put out, “said Owens.
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