COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – City council members in Whiteville passed a golf cart ordinance during a meeting on Tuesday night.
Mayor Terry Mann said the police department made recommendations to look at restrictions that would make driving golf carts around town safer.
The new ordinance authorizes the city to regulate the operation of golf carts on any public street, road or highway where the speed limit is 35 mph or less.
Read the entire ordinance below:
THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
CITY OF WHITEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
IS HEREBY AMENDED BY ADDING SECTION, TO BE NUMBERED
CHAPTER 74: GOLF CARTS
WHEREAS, there is public interest in having a means of local travel that is cost effective and
energy efficient as an alternative to the use of motor vehicles; and
WHEREAS, NCGS 160A-300.6 now authorizes a city, by Ordinance, to regulate the operation
of golf carts on any public street, road or highway where the speed limit is 35 mph or less within
its municipal limits or on property owned or leased by the City; and
WHEREAS, the City Council has determined that the safe, proper operation of golf
carts on streets, roads and highways within the City is in the public interest and, if properly
regulated, will promote the public health, safety and welfare;