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Old 12-04-2019, 07:52 AM
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has anyone heard of the police, or sheriff, patrolling the golf cart paths, in marked golf carts?
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Old 12-04-2019, 08:02 AM
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I’ve seen them on motorcycles with radar on the golf cart path. I’ll assume they were looking for speeders
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Old 12-04-2019, 08:04 AM
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Could happen up around Spanish Springs. Lady Lake has a marked cart in that area.
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Old 12-04-2019, 08:14 AM
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Hopefully they do and they start ticketing speeders and people running stop signs.
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Old 12-04-2019, 08:24 AM
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Hopefully they do and they start ticketing speeders and people running stop signs.
Totally agree. Book 'em Danno!!
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Old 12-04-2019, 08:50 AM
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Not sure they can stop you on a multimodal path, but they can get you for not stopping at a stop sign. On a public roads, they can get you for a non registered, uninsured vehicle if you go over 20mph in a golf cart or 25 in a LSV.
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:00 AM
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Totally agree. Book 'em Danno!!
Add me to the list of hoping to see this happen. The downside however, is that it might also reduce the chance for more Darwin award candidates........
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:00 AM
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Not sure they can stop you on a multimodal path, but they can get you for not stopping at a stop sign. On a public roads, they can get you for a non registered, uninsured vehicle if you go over 20mph in a golf cart or 25 in a LSV.
Correct, they can't "PATROL" up and down the MMP's for driving violations like speeding but they can (and do) on the street diamond lanes. If someone REPORTED a DUI on the MMP's they can grab them for a drunk & disorderly but (according to a Golf Cart Cop in LSL last year) not for DUI, If on the street (road or diamond lanes) they could for DUI and just about any violation.

The "golf-cart cops" here are assigned for the purpose of crowd control at larger events. Not as golf-cart path (MMP) cops.

This was told to me by one at LSL so I am just repeating what he said to us last summer when we asked. Sounded logical but who knows?
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:04 AM
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Bailey's Trail from Buena Vista past Cane Garden and to the St. Charles red light is a heavily traveled road for both carts and cars, and carts must travel on the side in a golf cart lane which require them to follow state laws.

I'm surprised I didn't see mentioned, but last week three times on that street I saw County Sheriff cars and motorcycles with radar guns. That use to be normal until about four years years. Now they're back in force. I couldn't quite tell if they were looking at cars or carts or both.

I'm glad my cart is set at 19.9 mph and I don't have to worry. I had it dialed up to 25 for about four years and when I dialed it back about three years ago, I didn't find that big a difference. It might take five more minutes to get somewhere, no big deal. I did find a Yamaha gas cart operates best at 22 mph, not 25 or 20, but the law is the law.
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The problem with the Police Carts, is they are restricted to 20MPH.
Most village carts do 25+
The Police can't catch the offenders!!
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:16 AM
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Hopefully they do and they start ticketing speeders and people running stop signs.
And maybe they can wear armbands with swastikas on them. Beware of creating a police state.

My cart is set to 20, so I don't have a dog in this fight. However, it is not so much about the absolute speed as it is how well the driver controls the vehicle at the speed he/she is going. There are drivers who can safely operate at double the speed limit, and then those who shouldn't be on the road at 5 mph(a LOT of them live in TV) A speed limit is simply a one size fits all rule, usually geared toward the lowest common denominator, or reactionary to a previous accident.
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:21 AM
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Correct, they can't "PATROL" up and down the MMP's for driving violations like speeding but they can (and do) on the street diamond lanes. If someone REPORTED a DUI on the MMP's they can grab them for a drunk & disorderly but (according to a Golf Cart Cop in LSL last year) not for DUI, If on the street (road or diamond lanes) they could for DUI and just about any violation.

The "golf-cart cops" here are assigned for the purpose of crowd control at larger events. Not as golf-cart path (MMP) cops.

This was told to me by one at LSL so I am just repeating what he said to us last summer when we asked. Sounded logical but who knows?
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:22 AM
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The problem with the Police Carts, is they are restricted to 20MPH.
Most village carts do 25+
The Police can't catch the offenders!!
LOL! Unless they are street legal then they can do 25.
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:23 AM
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Florida law for DUI applies to roads and private property
Argue with the cop, not me. He said it would be D&D not DUI. That might be true with a CAR on private property not a golf cart??? You'd have to ask the cop.
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:28 AM
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For a while maybe five years ago, those sitting in their golf carts while parked at LSL listening to the band, but had an open container or draft beer were given DUI's. Yet, you could pull out a chair and sit in the street right next to the cart and you would be legal. I think the police realized how foolish this made them look and stopped that practice. However, start the engine and drive away, you better put the beer away.
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