Golf cars are included in a new Florida law that makes texting and driving a primary offense in the Sunshine State.
Until this year, texting while driving was only a secondary offense, meaning police could cite a driver for it only after pulling them over for something else. Now though, it’s primary – and golf car drivers are included.
“It may sound silly, but you can seriously injure or kill yourself on a golf cart,” Master Corporal Phil Mullen of the Cape Coral, Fla police told WINK News. “Obviously, once the golf cart is also on the roadways, you’re interacting with pedestrians, other motor vehicles, cars, trucks. “Whether you’re in a golf cart, whether you’re in a car, you are unsafe if you are texting and your attention is diverted.”