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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