By Associated Press - Sunday, April 29, 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Some recreation park owners in South Carolina want lawmakers to pass a bill allowing go-karts that can go over 50 mph (80 kph).

The sponsor of the bill, Sen. Vincent Sheheen, says current state law on go-karts was written before the development of “super-karts.”

Sheheen told The Post and Courier of Charleston his bill would require riders to be over 18 and have a driver’s license. The Camden Democrat says the high-speed tracks would have to be kept separate from other amusement rides.

Sheheen says a track near his home wants to build a track with the faster karts.

The bill has passed the Senate and is currently in a House committee.

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