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Strap the kids into the golf cart

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on March 25, 2010 at 5:56 pm with No Comments »
March 25, 2010 5:59 pm

If people are going to be driving around in golf carts on the public roads, everyone had better be buckled up.

Gov. Chris Gregoire today vetoed a small part of a bill expanding where golf carts can go. She signed the bill itself, allowing local governments to create zones where golf carts are allowed on streets with speed limits of 25 mph or less. There’s no need for a license or registration.

But adults will need seat belts, and Gregoire cut out an exemption from the child-restraint laws.

Seems like most golf carts would be hard to equip with child seats. Then again, lawmakers figure it’s going to be mostly older adults using these as an easier way to get around, not families trading in the minivan for a breezier ride.

Read Gregoire’s veto message.

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