By Tony Gonzalez|
EAGLEVILLE — Golf carts may be leisurely, low-speed rides, but cart enthusiasts in this farming town an hour south of Nashville want to fast-track a new ordinance to allow them to drive on city streets.
They’re so eager, in fact, that the two-man police department recently issued a warning in bright red text on its website: “Carts are not yet legal to drive on roadways or sides of roadways. This is for your safety.”
But for those who already decked out their golf carts with “street-legal” necessities, including brake lights, seat belts and mirrors, the freedom of the road has been hard to resist.
“They’re just as convenient as the dickens,” said Councilman Andy Soapes, who rides his cart to the fishing pond, to the farm co-op three doors down and to the mailbox at the end of the driveway.
Labels: news feature, Tennessean
by Tony @
: comments: 0