ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Local officials say golf carts are posing a traffic hazard on one of Georgia’s most populous barrier islands.
The Brunswick News reports Glynn County’s police chief and a county commissioner are considering an ordinance to ban golf carts from main roads on St. Simons Island.
Police Chief John Powell said at a recent town hall meeting he’s talking with Commissioner Peter Murphy and the county’s attorney about the idea. A proposed ordinance hasn’t been drafted yet, but Powell said: “We’re working on it.”
Murphy said he agrees with Powell that keeping golf carts off the island’s main roads is a good idea. About 13,000 people live on St. Simons Island, located about 70 miles (112 kilometers) south of Savannah.