Did you know? Golf Cart Updates

By Diane M. Loeffler

Did you know that the traffic sensors in the roadway at the intersections are sensitive enough to be triggered by a golf cart? If you pull up to the legal crossings for golf carts, your cart will trigger the signals just as it would if you were in a car. So when you pull up to the lights crossing 674 on Kings Point / Valley Forge, North and South Pebble Beach, Stoneham / El Rancho and Trinity Lakes / Plaza, the sensors will realize that you are waiting to go across. There is no need for you to do anything while you are waiting.

You do not need to go up to the pedestrian crossing pole to push the button. As a matter of a fact, it is illegal for you to drive your cart up to the pole. It is also illegal to drive on the area marked as a pedestrian walkway when crossing 674. You may receive a ticket and pay a fine if you do so.

If you want to travel to Aldi’s in your golf cart and you live north of 674, you may cross 674 at any of the four crossings mentioned above and then proceed on the blacktopped path. Be sure to be careful on that path as you will be sharing it with bicyclists and pedestrians.

Be aware that there is no legal route to take a golf cart to Wawa’s. If there is a cart there, unless it was towed or trailered without being driven, it is there illegally.