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Let golf carts on the streets

Arroyo Grande

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Environmentalists could get air pollution reduced immediately by several percent by having a state law passed to allow adults to drive electric golf carts within 10 miles of their homes on streets with 40 mph limits.

Here in our senior community, more and more members are driving these non-polluting vehicles within our park. Not only does it help reduce pollution, but it is cheaper than driving gas-operated vehicles and they require little maintenance. Plus, these vehicles need a third of the parking space of a regular car.

For safety, driving them on public roads could be limited to daylight hours.

Passing such a law would immediately reduce air pollution by several percent, something that will take decades for electric cars to accomplish.

And the price of a new cart is a tenth of the cost of an electric car.

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