Darren Doyle, story
The second reading of Ordinance EC-16-28, or more commonly known as "the golf cart ordinance," was approved at Monday's fiscal court meeting.
The ordinance will allow golf carts to be driven on all county roads with speed limits of 25MPH or less, provided that the carts pass county inspection and are registered with the county.
The first discussion of a golf cart ordinance was focused on sub divisions only but the first actual reading of the ordinance was changed to include all roads with 25MPH speed limits.
Sheriff Shane Doyle made a clarification to something he had spoken to in a previous fiscal court meeting regarding side by side ATVs.
"When I first spoke on this, I understood the law to say that side by side ATV's could be licensed and insured to be driven on public roads, provided they had turn signals, seat belts, a license plate, and met all other qualifications. We've since learned that those licenses have been revoked in Frankfort. What I initially said about the situation at the time was accurate; however, that law has been clarified since I first spoke, and side by side ATV licensing has been cancelled at the state level."
Doyle also added that there is a provision for farm use that allows farmers to drive the ATVs up to .2 of a mile on public roads.