Golf carts hit the street in Nassau Bay
While driving on Upper Bay Road in Nassau Bay last week, City Manager Chris Reed saw what is sure to be an increasingly familiar sight in the city.
It was a resident driving a golf cart who had stopped at a stop sign before driving on down the street.
It was kind of funny at first," Reed said.
Last Thursday, a new city ordinance went into effect that allows golf carts to be driven on city streets that do not have a speed limit of more than 35 miles per hour. The city's highest speed limit is 35 mph.
The city requires golf carts be operated by a licensed driver and have certain safety features like operational headlamps, tail lamps, side reflectors, parking brake and rear-view mirror.
So far, Reed said he has seen a handful of residents driving golf carts. He said he expects to see far more, but some residents have had trouble finding golf carts for sale and others may still not be aware of the new ordinance.
People are still finding out about it," Reed said.
Reed is still looking to buy a house in Nassau Bay, but when he moves from League City, he's already made sure that he'll have a golf cart. He said he recently put one on hold for purchase.
I want to fit in," Reed said.
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