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Old 04-06-2013, 06:48 AM
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Not gonna happen....

For all the gnashing of teeth and name calling on here...ie stupid, idiots, morons, etc. There are very few cart accidents, considering there are probably more than 35,000 carts in the Villages.

This is all much ado about nothing
I agree with you..................
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Not gonna happen....

For all the gnashing of teeth and name calling on here...ie stupid, idiots, morons, etc. There are very few cart accidents, considering there are probably more than 35,000 carts in the Villages.

This is all much ado about nothing
Have to agree with you memason; however, it gives folks a chance to talk about how stupid everyone else is!
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:52 AM
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I recommend that if you are that paranoid about being in a golf cart that does 20 mph or so that you just stay home and lock all ur doors and windows. Next you all will be requiring that helmets be used and seatbelts have to be a harness type. If people are that dumb and can't drive a golf cart without throwing someone out on the road, oh well. That's how nature gets rid of the stupid people and the smart ones stay alive.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:44 AM
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I recommend that if you are that paranoid about being in a golf cart that does 20 mph or so that you just stay home and lock all ur doors and windows. Next you all will be requiring that helmets be used and seatbelts have to be a harness type. If people are that dumb and can't drive a golf cart without throwing someone out on the road, oh well. That's how nature gets rid of the stupid people and the smart ones stay alive.
at last...........some common sense.
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I recommend that if you are that paranoid about being in a golf cart that does 20 mph or so that you just stay home and lock all ur doors and windows. Next you all will be requiring that helmets be used and seatbelts have to be a harness type. If people are that dumb and can't drive a golf cart without throwing someone out on the road, oh well. That's how nature gets rid of the stupid people and the smart ones stay alive.
But will the harness type of seatbelt,fit on the dog?
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I bought seat belts for the golf cart immediately and use them faithfully. I get scared when I follow a cart with little kids in the back and they are just hanging on. I stay way, WAY behind.
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Ony dogs driving carts will be required to be belted. This will allow them easy access as passengers to jump out and poop on a lawn.

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Not gonna happen....

For all the gnashing of teeth and name calling on here...ie stupid, idiots, morons, etc. There are very few cart accidents, considering there are probably more than 35,000 carts in the Villages.

This is all much ado about nothing
there are a lot of accidents, just none are reported in the villages daily sun...the good news paper.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:49 PM
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Here's the thing no matter how many regulations you have you can't fix stupid
it is more than being stupid. it is irresponsible to put children in harms way. i do not care about the adults because they have a choice to be stupid, but when a child is put into a potentially dangerous position then it is the reponsibility of the entire 'village' to step in and protect those who are unable to protect themselves.
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I played a golf course where the rear bumpers on the carts were replaced with platforms about 6" deep. Our 2 caddies (which were called player assistants) would ride on the cart, standing on the platform and holding on to the rear edge of the roof. All of the player assistants were women and they all wore a uniform (not unlike nurse's scrubs) and cone shaped wicker hats.

Fortunately, they did not allow the carts off of the cart path - that would have been quite dangerous.

The assistants were very good at calling out distances (I think they had the sprinkler heads memorized) and reading putts.
This is fine for them, if the club's insurance agrees to cover that. Here, the danger is falling off onto pavement and concrete curbing, and under the wheels/bumpers of cars/trucks behind them. It's not like being thrown onto turf of a golf course.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:27 AM
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I recommend that if you are that paranoid about being in a golf cart that does 20 mph or so that you just stay home and lock all ur doors and windows. Next you all will be requiring that helmets be used and seatbelts have to be a harness type. If people are that dumb and can't drive a golf cart without throwing someone out on the road, oh well. That's how nature gets rid of the stupid people and the smart ones stay alive.
Trouble is, a lot of people driving both cars and golf carts ARE dumb ... or at least thoughtless.

The two most common examples of bad driving that I see are drivers not signaling and driving through stop signs. If I recall correctly, all golf cart drivers are supposed to use hand signals AS WELL AS the cart's turn signals. I believe that less than 10% of golf cart drivers actually do use the hand signals. I do, and often, when I signal a right turn, on coming cars think I'm waving at them and wave back.

I almost rear-ended a golf cart the other day because they didn't signal a left turn and only put on the brakes at the last minute. Yes, I was probably following too close and will be more careful in the future.

Cars and golf carts routinely ignore stop signs here in TV and it's small wonder that there are not more accident because of it. I'm guilty too but I'm trying; If not for others' safety, certainly for my own.

DRIVE DEFENSIVELY!

When I have folks visiting I routinely show them the hand holds in the roof of the cart and recommend anticipating left hand turns when they might want to hold on.

Personally, I think that there should be mandatory "orientation" on the safe driving of golf carts when you buy one, whether privately or through a golf cart store. But, I realize that might be a logistical and enforcement problem.
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