Winamac Town Board Discusses Golf Cart Ordinance

The Winamac Town Board is in the discussion stages of enacting a golf cart ordinance.

The golf cart ordinance would need to have safety issues spelled out – specifically lighting requirements and the necessity of a licensed driver. Insurance must also be taken out on the cart and the operator is to obey all traffic laws. There is a state law concerning golf carts and the police department indicated that the town law will be upheld along with the state law, and citations will be given if an offense occurs.

The board members would like to include that children under 48 pounds would need to be restrained in a car seat.

The ordinance will be discussed again during the board’s next meeting on Aug. 13.