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Tiffin City Council debating ordinance to allow golf carts on public roadways

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Tiffin City Council is debating an ordinance that would allow golf carts to be driven on public roadways.

Ordinance 20-77, introduced by Councilwoman Bridget Boyle of the First Ward, would enact Chapter 343 of the Tiffin Codified Ordinances allowing and regulating golf cart use within the city of Tiffin.

Under the ordinance, golf carts would only be allowed on streets with a speed limit of 25 mph or lower.

The driver of a golf cart would have to be at least 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license, and children that require a child restraint would be prohibited from being a passenger of golf carts.

Lighting for taillights, headlights, and brake lights would require LED bulbs, and drivers of golf carts would need to have certain liability insurance.

High-mount lamps would be required on golf carts, and no rear-facing passengers would be permitted under the ordinance.

Council held the first reading of the ordinance during their regular meeting Monday evening. It will go on to a second and third reading before council votes on its passage.

Community members are encouraged to contact their councilperson to share their thoughts, questions, and concerns regarding the proposed ordinance.

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