Growing Demand for Golf Carts Leads to their Inclusion in Traffic Policies

Published By : 23 May 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

Golf carts and NEVs usually used to commute over short distances across golf courses and nearby premises. These vehicles are also used in parks, hotels, tourist destinations, residential and commercial premises, airports, institutions, and others. These vehicles have either gas powered or electric powered engines. Electric powered engines are more in demand due to growing concerns about environmental pollution. The growing demand for electric vehicles worldwide and rising preference for electric golf carts over gas powered golf carts have boosted the growth of the global golf cart and NEV market. Stringent environmental regulations have also played a pivotal part in shaping the positive outlook of the market in the coming years. However, lack of proper infrastructure to support the golf industry will lead to decline in demand for golf carts. The overall market has a huge opportunity to grow with technological advancements.

Policy Regarding Driving Golf Carts Introduced in Georgia Tech

Though golf carts are usually used to ferry over short distances, there have been several accidents associated with negligent driving of golf carts. Governments across various nations have mandated certain regulations and safety features regarding golf carts. For example, in Georgia Tech’s campus, golf carts and other low speed vehicles have been used for long. The vehicles are used by guests and employees to commute across the 400 acre campus. To ensure the safety of pedestrians and drivers, Georgia Tech has now introduced low speed vehicle and golf cart policy. According to the policy, golf carts and LSVs are required to be driven on streets with speed limits up to 25 mph and 35 mph respectively. 

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