The Cape Charles Town Council voted to keep the requirement that golf carts must have seat belts. Since there has never been a documented case of anyone ever using a seat belt device on a golf cart in Cape Charles, Vice Mayor Bennett requested that the Council consider removing the seatbelt requirement from the annual golf cart inspection.
Bennett noted that there is no current requirement for anyone to use seatbelts on golf carts in Cape Charles, only that each golf cart be equipped with seatbelts, providing the occupants with the “option” for their use.
Bennett claimed that equipping carts with seat belts should also be optional. That claim was rebuked by Town Council, as the motion was not seconded, and died on arrival.