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Officials: Golf carts a hazard on busy Georgia island roads

September 16, 2018

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.

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