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Was someone caught driving on Durham roads in a golf cart?

Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) did not say what triggered a general alert about driving in golf carts on Durham roads, but made it plenty clear that it is not allowed.

“Golf carts are not allowed to be driven on Durham roads,” said the alert yesterday from DRPS North Division. “They do not meet the requirements for low-speed vehicles as defined by the HTA (Highway Traffic Act).

“If caught driving a golf cart on a road, you may face numerous fines,” the alert warned.

It cited an earlier advisory from Ontario Provincial Police which said: “Golf carts are increasing in popularity and are proving to be a very useful form of transportation. They were designed to be operated on turf and at slow speeds. Not on our roadways.”

DRPS North Division covers the nothern townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge.

Never made it to the green

Meanwhile, DRPS Traffic Services reported about a costly round of golf that was never played!

Late for a tee time, this driver (image below) was caught travelling more than 50 kmh over in a posted 60 kmh zone in the Brawley and Ashburn Road area of Whitby.

The motorist’s vehicle was impounded, driving licence suspended and multiple charges laid on top of a missed round of golf.

“Slow it down,” police said.

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