Kindersley RCMP detachment has been receiving multiple complaints and concerns over golf carts on the roadways.  

With the warm weather everyone is getting out and playing with their toys, but this has raised a concern with residents. Over the past week the local RCMP detachment has been receiving reports from concerned and confused people over the safe operation of golf carts on the streets. 

At this time there is not a bylaw within the municipality that directly addresses carts on the roadways. In the latest report it is stated that, “If your municipality chooses to adopt a bylaw for golf carts the bylaw must be approved by SGI and meet their conditions which includes: 

  • Golf cart drivers must hold at least a valid Class 7 license. 
  • Owners must carry a minimum of $200,000 in liability insurance. 
  • The vehicles must be driven in daylight hours. 
  • Golf carts must display a slow-moving vehicle sign. 
  • Golf carts cannot operate on any road with a speed limit over 50 km/h. 
  • Golf carts must be equipped as defined in The Registration Exemption and Reciprocity Regulations (at least three wheels, weight limit of 590 kilograms, not counting riders and clubs). 
  • Golf carts must not be operated on any provincial highway other than to cross one. 
  • Municipalities must include in their bylaw that they will monitor and inform SGI of any collisions that occur and if there were any injuries or fatalities.” 

Kindersley RCMP are also letting the public know they are now fully staffed at the detachment front counter and criminal record checks can be done any day of the week. 

Between May 6th and May 19th, officers responded to a further 88 calls for service.

As of reporting, Town of Kindersley has advised that golf carts are not allowed on roads and should be kept to golf courses.