Sanford will hold the first of two votes Monday that would allow people to drive golf carts on many of the city's roads. Sanford's Mayor Jeff Triplett says after months of discussion, he believes a lot of good can come from allowing golf carts.
"In our downtown, we don't have a whole lot of parking spaces. So one, it will free up some parking there. Two, it's a convenient way to get around, and three, we're already talking to a couple of companies about bringing golf carts in to do tours of the historical district."
Mayor Triplett says going green could be another advantage.
"I'd like to be able to, or my friends would like to be able to get in our golf cart, drive down real quick, no gas, no pollution, no nothing."
There will be restrictions. For example, you would not be able to drive a golf cart on a road that has a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or higher. Golf carts would mostly be limited to areas on each side of U.S. Hwy 17/92 in the downtown area and historic districts.
Triplett hopes that by having golf carts tooling around, as opposed to large SUVs with tinted and closed windows, the city will also have a more community-oriented feel.