Golf carts may soon cruise streets in Bowling Green - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Golf carts may soon cruise streets in Bowling Green

(Source: AP Images) (Source: AP Images)
BOWLING GREEN, OH (WTOL) -

Another community is discussing the possibility of allowing golf carts on the streets.

This happened after a neighbor in Stone Ridge in Bowling Green drove their golf cart on a public road, and the city received a complaint.

City leaders are now thinking about allowing golf carts on some streets, but not without restrictions.

"As we're writing the legislation, we're trying to identify where we feel most comfortable for golf carts being and where we are leaning right now is 25mph roads," said Joe Fawcett, Bowling Green City Administrator.

This would exclude some roads with more traffic, even if the speed limit is low.

Some residents have asked how many people actually have golf carts?
 
Fawcett says he has heard a lot from neighbors who live in golfing communities. He says the administration understands where they're coming from, but after the state law in January, these golf carts also must pass inspection first.

"The vehicle needs to get titled and registered just like any other vehicle so you have to go to the BMV and get a license plate for your golf cart," Fawcett said.

Fawcett says he's been looking at the way Toledo has handled golf carts.

Bowling Green city council will have to review the legislation through three readings, before passing any law.

Follow WTOL:  

Download our app here

Copyright 2017 WTOL. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Glass City Marathon has record numbers

    Glass City Marathon has record numbers

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:19:41 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Clear skies, light winds and roughly 45 degree temperatures, a recipe for a great run in the Glass City. The 42nd Glass City Marathon attracted runners from across the country and around the world. The near perfect weather conditions for the 42nd Glass City Marathon brought out the first-timers and the elite. A total of 1,087 runners completed 26.2 miles. A Canadian won the Marathon, setting a new course record at 2:20:58. A sold out half m...

    More >>

    Clear skies, light winds and roughly 45 degree temperatures, a recipe for a great run in the Glass City. The 42nd Glass City Marathon attracted runners from across the country and around the world. The near perfect weather conditions for the 42nd Glass City Marathon brought out the first-timers and the eli

    More >>
  • Sierah's Legacy, WTOL special airs Wednesday night

    Sierah's Legacy, WTOL special airs Wednesday night

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:07:14 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Join us Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for a special broadcast dedicated to the legacy of Sierah Joughin, and those fighting for instrumental change after her death.

    More >>

    Join us Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for a special broadcast dedicated to the legacy of Sierah Joughin, and those fighting for instrumental change after her death.

    More >>
  • Judge appoints new WLS board member

    Judge appoints new WLS board member

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:47:16 GMT

    A Lucas County judge has decided who will fill the current vacancy that was once Patrick Hickey's on the Washington Local School Board.

    More >>

    A Lucas County judge has decided who will fill the current vacancy that was once Patrick Hickey's on the Washington Local School Board.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly