Whether a person owns a golf cart or rents one, it has the identical effect on traffic and congestion. If they want less traffic, have less people. I wrote an article in the paper years ago when there was a talk of a moretorium on permits for golf carts, especially rental companies. The title was "People Equal". It makes no difference how many golf carts the rental companies have. What matters is how many tourists are renting them. So, if they want less golf carts running around town, limit the tourists or tell them they can't drive golf carts. Yea, right. Of course the taxi drivers would like it if more tourists took taxis, but I would rather a tourist be driving a golf cart than riding in a speeding taxi. Or provide the infrastucture to support the number of people they want to come. It is the people that equal the traffic and the lack of proper roads and traffic flow that causes the congestion.
And, that is not the fault of the tourist that Belize spends so much money trying to attract.
Edited by bywarren (05/16/12 08:33 PM)