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A total of 40 new golf carts were reportedly delivered to an establishment south of San Pedro Town on Wednesday, November 15th. This has raised concerns among residents, who believed that the continued importation of golf carts to the island will add to the on-going traffic problem. In previous occasions, Mayor Daniel Guerrero has stated that no more golf cart rental companies would be allowed to increase their fleet. However, the new arrival of golf carts says otherwise. The San Pedro Sun spoke with Guerrero, who clarified that the latest shipment is not for any golf cart company, but rather for a dealership.

Mayor Guerrero explained that his administration is not issuing permits for new golf cart rentals, however, current companies are able to bring in additional carts in case they need to replace used ones. "I am being very clear on the fact that there will be no more new golf cart rental companies, so those new golf carts that came last week, are not for a new company," said Guerrero. "What is happening is that some of these companies are now becoming dealerships, thus they are now selling golf carts, and once someone has a dealership license they can bring in golf carts for selling."

According to the Mayor, the fact that more golf carts continue coming to the island for the dealership agencies, it is not expected to have a negative impact on the island's vehicular congestion. "It makes no difference if it is one or three dealerships because if the demand is there people will still buy their golf carts and it is not like people buy golf carts every day," said Guerrero. "So the number of golf carts coming to the island does not matter. Even if there is just one dealership, people will still purchase their carts, and is not like they will purchase carts every day either."

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"This has raised concerns among residents, who believed that the continued importation of golf carts to the island will add to the on-going traffic problem. "

Golf carts do not add to the "traffic problem" unless someone is driving them. You can not have it both ways where you want more tourists, more people moming to the island to work and build more developments and work in the service industry generated by tourism. They all need transportation.
If you want less traffic, have less people.

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I agree, what would ease the traffic problem is if people would drive with a bit more consideration for others, people, especially locals, drive to fast and very aggressively if you say anything to them you get hit with a barrage of insults.

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A program of driver's ed wouldn't hurt country-wide.

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Provide the infrastructure and roads to handle the vehicles and traffic you anticipate by encouraging more people to come to the island and enforce thru ticketing and fines safe driving practices. People will learn more about drivers ed after they get a ticket or two or loose their license after repeated violations. Of course neither of these two options appear to resignate with the powers to be or appeal to locals who should get tickets - whoops aside from the tourists who get tickets for parking in a faded red zone. Easier to focus on limiting the vehicles coming to the island. Once again, vehicles are not a problem until a person is driving them.

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Strange logic on the Mayor's saying not going to effect?? some how more is not actually more? Sounds very much like a politician.

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After much time consuming thought I have a partial solution. If Elbert and the other resort owners would stop bring in guests who rent golf carts, then part of the problem would be resolved. Now as to the locals who many drive larger vehicles and motorcycles in a reckless and dangerous manner, I will leave the solution to that to others wiser than me.

Oh, I just had another idea. They could pass a law that tourists could only walk to where they wanted to go. But then again, Elbert and others would complain about too many flip flops being brought to the island.

Last edited by bywarren; 11/27/17 05:59 PM.

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