Letters to the Editor

Golf cart safety

Re the July 5 article, Two children in critical condition after golf cart, car collide: First of all I’m not against golf carts being used on public streets. It is a motorized vehicle, just like an automobile.

However, these vehicles should meet the same standards as any motorized vehicle with standard safety equipment such as seat belts, lights and anyone driving same should have a driver’s license. Also the driver should be able to maintain the posted speed limit in residential areas.

I’ve noticed young children driving these vehicles, overloaded and driving recklessly. Parents with their babies and children unrestrained on the back of these vehicles. Due to lack of safety equipment, unlicensed drivers, and slow speed on public streets, this is a severe accident waiting to occur.

George A. Holmes Jr.,

Cutler Bay

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