Golf cart zone not very likely

The Legislature may have allowed cities and counties to create "golf cart zones" but don't take yours out for a Sunday drive just yet.

"It's not on the top of the to-do list right now. It's something eventually we'll take a look at but I haven't given it any thought," City Manager Steve Burkett said last week.

"At the council's planning workshop, one of the goals identified for the next two years is to rethink transportation in Sequim.

"One part of that is a plan that focuses on moving people rather than focused entirely on automobiles. So we'll be rethinking all aspects of mobility in the city."

Port Angeles isn't rushing to take advantage of the new legislation either.

"We've had no one asking about establishing one. I don't think we'd pursue something like that without some interest from the public," said spokeswoman Teresa Pierce.

License required

Senate Bill 6207 authorizes county and city governments to create golf cart zones on streets with a speed limit of 25 mph or less.

Drivers must be at least 16 years old and follow the same rules as those driving regular vehicles, including having a valid license.

The golf carts must have reflectors, rearview mirrors and seat belts.

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