Peaks Island tourists becoming increasingly rowdy on golf carts, residents say


OUT FIRST-HAND WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT JIM: OH. SEE, MAYBE YOU SHOULD HAVE DRIVEN. JIM: AS I FOUND OUT, DRIVING A GOLF CART CAN BE DANGEROUS. JIM: OH, OH. DID I BREAK ANYTHING? I’M SORRY. MIKE: OH, THE LIGHT STILL WORKS. JIM: SEND ME THE BILL. [LAUGHTER] JIM: IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, GOLF CARTS SEEM TO BE TAKING OVER THE ISLAND.>>I’VE SEEN IT ALL. I’VE SEEN SOME UNPLEASANT THINGS. I SAW A GOLF CART HIT A LITTLE BOY ON A BIKE. IT MINGLED — MANGLED — THE BIKE WENT OVER, THE KID WAS TANGLED AND HE DROVE OFF. JIM: CAROL CARTIER AMONG THE ISLAND RESIDENTS WHO SAY THEY’VE HAD ENOUGH OF THE ROWDY TOURISTS WHO DON’T OBEY THE GOLF CART LAWS. >>AT THE FOOT OF MY DRIVEWAY, AN AMBULANCE WHO WAS THERE PICKING UP SOMEONE WHO HAD FELL OUT OF THE BACK OF A GOLF CART, AND HE WAS BLEEDING OUT. JIM: SO CITY LEADERS, ISLAND RESIDENTS, AND POLICE ARE LOOKING TO BEEF-UP THE LAWS. REQUIRING GOLF CARTS TO HAVE HEADLIGHTS, TAILLIGHTS REFLECTORS. , THIS WON’T BE ALLOWED ANYMORE, NO MORE LAP RIDES. AT MIKE’S CARTS, ONE OF TWO GOLF CART RENTAL BUSINESSES ON THE ISLAND, THEY’RE ALREADY CLAMPING DOWN. BUT ADMIT THEY CAN’T SEE WHAT ALL OF THEIR CUSTOMERS ARE DOING ALL OF THE TIME. [LAUGHTER]>>A FATHER OF A TODDLER, THE FATHER HAD PUT THE TODDLER IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT. THE TODDLER WAS CRYING. THE FATHER SAID, “BONE-UP, MAN, AND DRIVE.”>>WHEN THEY LET CHILDREN DRIVE THAT’S A $250 FINE. JIM: GIGI AND GIRLS ABIDING BY THE LAWS, GOING SLOW. THESE CARTS HAVE BEEN SET SO THEY CAN’T GO ANY FASTER THAN 15 MILES AN HOUR. >>I DEFINITELY BELIEVE SAFETY SHOULD ALWAYS BE A FACTOR. I MEAN, FOLKS HAVE PETS AND THEY WALK A LOT. JIM: THERE’S GOING TO BE A MEETING ON MONDAY NIGHT AT 5:30 TO TALK ABOUT THIS NEW ORDINANCE AND THE NEW RULES THEY WANT TO PUT IN PLACE. BUT THE ISLANDERS WON’T BE ABLE

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