Get carts on your community roads
Tell your local leaders: It’s time for carts!
Indiana allows golf carts on public roads – with some limitations – as long as the driver is licensed and the cart is “street legal.” But it leaves it up to each locality to give permission.
More and more Indiana towns and cities are passing laws to allow golf carts on their streets. But many haven’t yet done so. If you live in one of these communities, speak up! Tell your elected officials about all the benefits that golf carts can bring:
- Carts encourage old-fashioned social interaction. Unlike an automobile, which isolates its occupants, carts are open to the air, so you can wave at neighbors as you pass by. Want to stop and chat? Easy, just pull over – carts take up far less space than a car, and they’re easy to park.
- They’re way more affordable. Buy an electric-powered car for as little as $4,500 used or $8,000 new. And that’s a compelling reason to purchase a cart for short trips and leave the truck in the driveway.
- They’re perfect for seniors, people with disabilities, and others who don’t or can’t drive regular vehicles. Highly maneuverable and easy to operate, golf carts can help people maintain their independence and mobility.
- They’re better for the environment. Electric carts are “zero emissions” vehicles and can replace cars for stop-and-go trips to nearby conveniences. These short trips are the ones that create the highest amount of pollution from cars.
- Carts can reduce traffic congestion, eliminate the need for larger parking lots, reduce speeds in your downtown areas and cut down traffic noise.
- They’re safer to drive than cars. And that makes the streets safer – an important consideration when inexperienced or elderly drivers are on the road.
- Cart-friendly communities offer prospective residents another great reason to move to town. And that’s a big plus.
- Carts can help foster a better quality of life. Carts slow the pace of living, are fun to drive and make people happy. And when people are happy, their neighborhoods are friendlier and more closely knit. And great neighborhoods make your town a better place to live.
So, let’s get your community on the road to an enhanced, cart-friendly future. Contact your local officials today.