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Golf carts could soon be on the roads

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OLYMPIA, Wash;--Today a bill in Senate, that would allow golf carts on city streets, was unanimously passed.

Now it will move to the House for discussion. If passed there, this bill would allow city governments to decide whether or not having golf carts on the road is in the best interest for their city.

Today, a spokesperson for the sponsor of the bill told me the original idea was to support elderly folks who found it more difficult to drive actual cars.

Some regulations if cities do decide to allow golf carts on the road; you must be 16 and have a license, the carts will only be allowed in golf cart zones which will be 25 mph, and people with suspended licenses won't be able to use the golf carts to get around.