Until recently state law prohibited the use of golf carts on public roads.  That prohibition has been lifted where local government is willing to allow it. Currently in Columbia Township, it’s illegal to drive a golf cart on a public road.  The topic is getting attention in the community, and it was addressed at tonight’s meeting of the Columbia Township trustees.  It’s the trustees who would need to vote a change into law.

Wilma Nichols, a Clark Lake resident, told trustees she favors golf carts.  In a separate interview after the meeting, Police Chief David Elwell explained his point of view about changing the law.  In this video, he also tells what happens if the police catch you driving a golf cart on the road.

State law permits the use of golf carts on roads where the speed limit is 30 or less. Should Columbia Township make it legal to use golf carts on qualifying roads? Add your comment below.