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Old 12-07-2019, 09:28 PM
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Old 12-09-2019, 05:07 PM
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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........
careful what you wish for!
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:24 PM
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Let's bring this back to the topic. I was driving down Buena Vista today just South of Sumter and I saw two police cars parked on the grass. (Both had their lights on). One of the policemen had a hand-held device. It appeared they were monitoring the speed of some type of vehicle. I was in a car, so I can't be sure, but it looked like they were clocking golf carts.
If someone drove through that area and has better information, let me know
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Old 12-10-2019, 08:25 AM
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Let's bring this back to the topic. I was driving down Buena Vista today just South of Sumter and I saw two police cars parked on the grass. (Both had their lights on). One of the policemen had a hand-held device. It appeared they were monitoring the speed of some type of vehicle. I was in a car, so I can't be sure, but it looked like they were clocking golf carts.
If someone drove through that area and has better information, let me know
Buena Vista is a great road to pass out tickets.
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Old 12-10-2019, 11:37 AM
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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.
Actually any calibrated radar device usually has range for error usually Plus or minus 1 or 2. If you’re going 21 or 22 I doubt they will bother. IMO most speeders are going way over the speed limit when ticketed.
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Old 12-10-2019, 11:39 AM
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Buena Vista is a great road to pass out tickets.
Calumet Avenue even better most come down it 35 plus. Actually any street in villages is great road for ticketing law breaker’s.
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:52 PM
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Actually any calibrated radar device usually has range for error usually Plus or minus 1 or 2. If you’re going 21 or 22 I doubt they will bother. IMO most speeders are going way over the speed limit when ticketed.
It's not so much the fact of the speed variation (I can't speak to that) but they need to be calibrated and licensed (certified maybe?) every period of time as required by law.

I received a speeding ticket which was my first ever moving violation in 50+ years of driving down in Broward County S FL 4 years ago before I moved down here. My mother was seriously ill and I rushed down from NJ, rented a car and drove too fast down Pines Blvd on the way to the hospital in Pembroke Pines and was stopped along with 20 other cars for 55 in 40. The cop wouldn't let me go but his automatic ticket printer was very fast - like a tire change at the Indy 500!. Anyway I flew back home, hired an attorney down here (Ticket Clinic) to deal with the ticket to avoid points. I was assuming he was just going to plea it down as he said they usually do successfully 90% of the time in FL. He subpoenaed the license of the radar apparatus and it was not properly certified as required by law and my ticket was fully dismissed and nothing was on my record. Attorney cost me around $500 IIRC but it saved me 5x that in insurance increases in NJ.

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Old 12-10-2019, 10:53 PM
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At the new residents VHA meeting this evening, the Sheriff warned all of the use of radar and an un-marked golf car. Impared driving was next on his low tolerance list.
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Old 12-11-2019, 06:49 AM
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At the new residents VHA meeting this evening, the Sheriff warned all of the use of radar and an un-marked golf car. Impared driving was next on his low tolerance list.
I'm confused by your wording----Does this mean the sheriff is more interested in golf carts going 21 mph than he is in impaired drivers? If so, it's a sad commentary on the priorities of law enforcement.
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:42 AM
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I'm confused by your wording----Does this mean the sheriff is more interested in golf carts going 21 mph than he is in impaired drivers? If so, it's a sad commentary on the priorities of law enforcement.
Of course not, just the next topic discussed with strong emphasis on the very serious concequences, poor wording on my part.
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Old 12-11-2019, 09:04 AM
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Of course not, just the next topic discussed with strong emphasis on the very serious concequences, poor wording on my part.
No problem, thank you. Sad that my first interpretation was less supportive of LEO than it should have been. Mea culpa
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Old 12-11-2019, 09:31 AM
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At the new residents VHA meeting this evening, the Sheriff warned all of the use of radar and an un-marked golf car. Impared driving was next on his low tolerance list.
I hope they are including people driving while using their phones under the definition of “impaired driving”.
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:15 PM
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has anyone heard of the police, or sheriff, patrolling the golf cart paths, in marked golf carts?
No ,.but it might be a good idea
some people really race around the curves, and pass other carts, on the paths,dangerous curves to be in such a hurry going into a tunnel.accident waiting to happen
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:35 PM
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The cart paths are owned by The Villages. Is that correct? I'm not talking about the diamond marked paths along the roads, but in areas off of the roads, such as along Buenea Vista. How can the police issue a ticket on those cart paths that aren't on the road, and not owned by the county? Just curios.
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Old 12-12-2019, 08:25 AM
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If by "The Villages", you mean the Developer, that is not correct except for the newer areas where they may not have been turned over to the CDDs yet. In general, the MMPs are owned the the CDDs, at least they are in my CDD. I believe you will find that the police will only become involved with the MMPs for DUIs and accidents.

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The cart paths are owned by The Villages. Is that correct? I'm not talking about the diamond marked paths along the roads, but in areas off of the roads, such as along Buenea Vista. How can the police issue a ticket on those cart paths that aren't on the road, and not owned by the county? Just curios.
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