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Mother Who Let Son Drive Golf Cart Charged With Child Abuse

A bizarre tale of police brutality during a family's vacation

(Newser) - A 43-year-old North Carolina mom let her 11-year-old son drive a golf cart on vacation and ended up being charged with child abuse. The Charlotte Observer has the bizarre he said/she said story. Julie Mall decided to let her underage son drive the two blocks from the beach to their... More »

Driver in Golf Cart Accident Faces Homicide Charges

A friend riding in the back fell off onto a city street, say police

(Newser) - A Nebraska man is facing jail time after a friend fell off a golf cart he was driving and died of a head injury, reports the Omaha World-Herald . Cody Dembinski, 24, has been charged with misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide and careless driving. Police say five people were riding in the... More »

40K New State Laws Kick In for 2012

Includes abortion restrictions and voter identification laws

(Newser) - The new year has brought us about 40,000 state laws ranging from abortion and voter restrictions to golf cart requirements and a ban on happy hours. MSNBC runs down a few of them:
  • Several states will require employers to confirm the legality of workers through a federal system called
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Golf Carts—Sorry, LSVs—Win Big in Stimulus

Electric car credit goes to street-legal carts

(Newser) - The federal government really wants to buy you a golf cart—as long as you don’t call it a golf cart. The stimulus contains a tax credit of up to $7,500 for anyone buying an electric vehicle, provided it’s primarily used on the road. So dealers are... More »

Bad Career Move! Trump's Golf Cart Stolen

(Newser) - Donald Trump’s personal golf cart was stolen this morning, the first day of competition in a tournament at his Trump National Golf Club-Bedminster, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. It’s known around the course that cart No. 13 is reserved for Trump whenever he’s around, and it went missing—... More »

More US Drivers Take Swing at Golf Carts

Popularity soars, but safety issues could sideline vehicles

(Newser) - Faced with high fuel prices, many Americans are leaving the hot rod at home and  zipping around town in golf carts. But the country club staple’s trip from the fairway to Main Street hasn't been entirely smooth, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports. Rules governing their use vary from... More »

Even Texas Is Going Electric

Gas costs make 'golf carts' smart choices

(Newser) - High gas prices are forcing Americans to seriously pursue other transportation options—even in Texas, the heart of oil country. Chrysler’s Global Electric Motorcar division, which sells tiny, utilitarian vehicles, has seen dealerships triple sales. The Wall Street Journal visits a Texas family that’s embraced the cost-efficiency of... More »

Drunk Golf-Cart Driver Charged in Accident

Minn. man faces vehicular-homicide rap after friend's fatal fall

(Newser) - A 47-year-old Minnesota man is facing vehicular-homicide charges after a friend fell from the golf cart he was driving while intoxicated Friday and died. The 41-year-old passenger fell backward from the rear of the moving cart after a fireworks display at a campground. He struck his head on a paved... More »

Bill Murray's Perfect Day Ruined

Actor admits to driving golf cart under the influence in Sweden

(Newser) - Bill Murray stole a scene out of “Caddyshack” today by admitting to driving a golf cart through downtown Sweden while under the influence. When cops pulled him over, the lively thespian refused to take a breathalyzer test but did sign a statement admitting he had been drinking. Police said... More »

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