Coming soon: golf carts on the road?

When driving through Maiden don’t be alarmed if you see a golf cart on Main Street. This new way of getting around town may soon be in effect.

This mode of transportation will only be allowed inside the town limits, and by state law, golf carts can’t be used in areas where the speed limit is more than 35 mph. Most carts reach a top speed of 20 mph. The new ordinance is in the works and began as a suggestion brought to the town’s mayor, Bob Smyre as well as several others said Maiden Town Manager Todd Herms.

Maiden Town Council will consider the measure of golf cart as vehicles at the next council meeting August 20. If the ordinance passes, citizens should know that they will be patrolled like any other vehicle on the roads, said Police Chief Tracy Ledford.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.