Safety an issue in allowing golf carts on city, county roads


Rolling along: Dan Taylor of Greenfield hasn't driven his golf cart on city streets since he was pulled over by police a month ago. He is now asking public officials to pass an ordinance to allow carts on city streets and county roads. (Maribeth Vaughn/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — Dan Taylor said he was surprised when he was pulled over by a police officer last month while putt-putting at less than 25 mph in a golf cart at Meridian Road and U.S. 40.

Taylor has been tooling around on his cart like this for three years, taking leisurely drives to parks or through neighborhoods. After he picked up his grandson from Weston Elementary School, Taylor said a Greenfield police officer told him for the first time it was against the law to drive a golf cart on city streets.

“He’s just having a bad day,” Taylor told his grandson.

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