Golf Carts Approved For Cooleemee Streets

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 15, 2012

By Jackie Seabolt
Enterprise Record

COOLEEMEE – At the May 21 town meeting commissioners approved an ordinance to allow golf carts within the corporate limits, but the board will revisit the ordinance in six months after two of the commissioners voiced concerns over safety.
The ordinance will allow golf carts, at speeds up to 20 mph, to be used on public streets in Cooleemee one hour after sunrise until one hour before sunset.
All drivers must have a license and in no case be under the age of 16.
All state laws concerning possession and use of alcoholic beverages will apply to golf cart drivers and passengers, and carts will be subject to the same operating laws as motor vehicles.
The owners of golf carts are required to pay a fee of $20, complete a registration form and submit to the police chief, who will complete an inspection of the cart …