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Old 12-05-2019, 09:20 AM
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I saw Sheriff dept golf carts several years ago patrolling the streets, marked on the side, with lights on top. I think there street legal type that will go over 25 mph. You definitely don't want to get caught going over 20 mph..it becomes a criminal offense and mandatory court appearance, roughly $500 fine, plus having the cart detuned at a dealer, also a safe driving course.
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:49 AM
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Funny, Two Bills!! I wish someone would track speeds and driver capability. Running stop signs seems to be the norm. As one who walks, we take our lives in our hands stepping in front of a golf cart at a stop sign. Seems a lot of people have lost their common courtesy.
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:11 PM
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Except most carts aren't designed for speed, they are designed for golf. We choose to make them unsafe while cars are built for safety at speed. As long as they don't interfere with those that choose to drive at the speed limit I really don't care.
I'm sorry, perhaps my written communication skills have waned, but I thought I wrote "operate SAFELY"
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Are the white poles with black letters "STOP" legal stop signs
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:57 PM
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Are the white poles with black letters "STOP" legal stop signs
They are obviously targets based on how often they get hit!
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:54 AM
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Are the white poles with black letters "STOP" legal stop signs
Legal? Maybe, but for safety, yes.
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Are the white poles with black letters "STOP" legal stop signs
"Legal", no, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be heeded so you don't kill anyone. They must meet certain specifications: "stop signs must conform to the manual and specifications of the Department of Transportation".


http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0300-0399/0316/Sections/0316.006.html

Their location also needs to be approved even if they are designed to official specifications by the local government. They just can't "stick" a stop sign wherever they want without approval by local government. Many people have "beaten" a stop sign ticket (or even a speeding ticket if the radar hasn't been properly or recently calibrated) if everything wasn't up to proper spec.

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Somebody got a ticket for blowing through the Stop Sign in front of Publix on Bichara today by two police on bicycles. It's a good thing. Very dangerous area.

Its 10 M.P.H. in front of La Hacienda Center and from time to time people get tickets there. The biggest day I ever saw was 2 years ago on Mother's Day. They had Golf Carts lined up writing tickets. Gotta be on the ball and follow those pesky rules.

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insufficient brakes, and no seat belts are just some reasons the speed is limited to 19.8 MPH.
Just as only technical point of information. Golf carts are not "limited to 19.8" or 19.9 as many people state. What the law actually says is:

Golf carts are defined in section 320.01(22), Florida Statutes, as “a motor vehicle that is. designed and manufactured for operation on a golf course for sporting or recreational. purposes and that is not capable of exceeding speeds of 20 MPH.”

So actually 20mph is perfectly legal but even if you drove at 20mph and your cart simply WAS CAPABLE OF GOING OVER 20 (as probably 90% are) but you weren't you are still in violation. AN LSV gets an extra 5mph to 25.
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Just as only technical point of information. Golf carts are not "limited to 19.8" or 19.9 as many people state. What the law actually says is:

Golf carts are defined in section 320.01(22), Florida Statutes, as “a motor vehicle that is. designed and manufactured for operation on a golf course for sporting or recreational. purposes and that is not capable of exceeding speeds of 20 MPH.”

So actually 20mph is perfectly legal but even if you drove at 20mph and your cart simply WAS CAPABLE OF GOING OVER 20 (as probably 90% are) but you weren't you are still in violation. AN LSV gets an extra 5mph to 25.
To be even more technical, if you drop a golf cart from an airplane at 30,000 feet, it is CAPABLE of going 176 mph at impact. Why not just ticket every golf cart and get it over with?
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Old 12-07-2019, 03:13 PM
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To be even more technical, if you drop a golf cart from an airplane at 30,000 feet, it is CAPABLE of going 176 mph at impact. Why not just ticket every golf cart and get it over with?
My first week in Korea back in 1970 someone asked if chickens could fly. I was standing in base ops and a pilot said, let's go see. I went along in a huey up to 1000' and we opened the doors and out went the chicken. The downdraft took him out of sight right away. By time we came down and landed and walked over to where the crowd was standing on the ramp, you can say the chicken fell like a rock.
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Old 12-07-2019, 03:58 PM
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My first week in Korea back in 1970 someone asked if chickens could fly. I was standing in base ops and a pilot said, let's go see. I went along in a huey up to 1000' and we opened the doors and out went the chicken. The downdraft took him out of sight right away. By time we came down and landed and walked over to where the crowd was standing on the ramp, you can say the chicken fell like a rock.
Are you sure it was a chicken and not a ROCK Cornish Game Hen?
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My first week in Korea back in 1970 someone asked if chickens could fly. I was standing in base ops and a pilot said, let's go see. I went along in a huey up to 1000' and we opened the doors and out went the chicken. The downdraft took him out of sight right away. By time we came down and landed and walked over to where the crowd was standing on the ramp, you can say the chicken fell like a rock.
That is really cruel.
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Hey GE I'm happier than a Lobster at High Tide than you are back.

I can't wait till you meet several posters who weren't around until lately but have belonged to TOTV'S for a while. It should be memorable!

John W what you did sounds like something from that TV show Mythbusters. How else do you find out about important stuff unless you tested the chicken on

your own?

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Hey GE I'm happier than a Lobster at High Tide than you are back.
I was in a coma due to starvation since you know who never paid off her lobster bet
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