IOP officials discuss allowing golf carts on beach for the disabled

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ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – The Isle of Palms public safety commission discussed allowing golf carts on the beach for people with disabilities Wednesday morning. 

IOP officials say after residents reached out to the commission and introduced the idea, the commission included the topic on the agenda at their meeting Wednesday. 

The staff looked into the request and discussed ideas like who would be allowed to drive the golf carts, possible permits and enforcement. 

Some people at the beach believe the idea is great. 

“I think for disabilities, they should, to help them and support them,” Chris Arvin said.

“I think it’s fine,” Beth Shulte said. “I think people with disabilities should have the opportunity to move around on the beach freely.” 

As of now, golf cart owners have to have a valid drivers license and golf cart permit to ride around town. They can only drive their carts within 2 miles of their house or business during the day. 

No decisions were made in the meeting Wednesday. IOP officials say the staff will come back with a recommendation at their next meeting in October. 

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