Knox Council to Consider Additional Golf Cart Regulations


The Knox City Council will consider an overhaul of the local golf cart ordinance at their next meeting. Review copies of the proposal were handed out to city council members Tuesday for review. Mayor Dennis Estok says there are quite a few proposed changes. The biggest is a requirement that golf cart owners register the vehicles. They would be subject to inspections, and an annual fee would be charged.

The proposed city policy mirrors the county golf cart ordinance. It requires lights on the front and back of vehicles for evening operations and slow-moving vehicle signs. Knox officials discussed offering separate, color-coded permits for daytime only operation and daytime versus nighttime driving.

All operators must be at least 16 with a valid driver’s license. Liability insurance is also required to operate a golf cart within the city limits.

The next Knox City Council meeting is Tuesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. Estok told the council they need to act quickly, as many residents are already out on golf carts.