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Proposed golf cart ordinance to get more study

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GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - The Greenwood City Council is discussing an ordinance to allow licensed golf carts on selected streets.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports (http://bit.ly/UdQ4El ) the ordinance was proposed by Dr. Anita Batman, a Greenwood physician.

In 2012, the Legislature passed a law allowing the operation of low-speed vehicles on the roads and streets in Diamondhead. As a local and private bill, it applied to just Diamondhead.

Greenwood City Attorney Don Brock says the attorney general's office has said golf carts are considered motor vehicles under state law. The golf carts are required to have tags and inspection stickers as well as safety features such as seat belts.

Batman proposes limiting the use of the carts to residential neighborhoods and some major streets.

Brock says Greenwood would need legislative approval to authorize the carts.

Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth, http://www.gwcommonwealth.com

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