PHOENIX — Residents of Sun City worried they may get a ticket for driving
their golf carts along the curb in the retirement community may not have to look over their shoulder much longer for a patrol deputy.
A bill that clarifies state law to allow them to drive on the
paved shoulder along the community’s wide streets is moving ahead in the Arizona
Rep. Debbie Lesko wrote House Bill 2027 to apply only to retirement communities
in Maricopa County after five residents were ticketed by a sheriff’s deputy last
summer. Residents who use their carts for everyday travel reacted by moving into
the regular traffic lane, causing a safety issue.
The House Transportation Committee gave its approval to the bill on a 6-0 vote