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Old 05-20-2019, 08:28 AM
fsusix fsusix is offline
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Failure to STOP at stop signs is a HUGE problem. I wish it was addressed by the sheriff's office. So bad - that the other day - my husband stopped after the gate at the stop sign and another driver harassed him for stopping. Unbelievable!!! Look Left - right LEFT after stopping would save many accidents. Most people don't even look. And that BRIDGE going over Sumter - why can't you drive the 10mph posted speed limit - that is so narrow and dangerous. I have been passed - and harassed. Why be in a hurry - this place is gorgeous. Enjoy the lifestyle - BREATHE!!!

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Old 05-20-2019, 09:48 AM
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:04 AM
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I don't think it is limited to that area. Terrible on the cart path from Laurel M. area to Sumter landing. So dangerous, many near bad accidents. Some will take any chance to "floor it" at much higher speeds than posted; EVEN where the trail splits they will try to "make it" before the split. What I can't understand, my cart was tested at dealer, was actually at 20.5. When I told dealer in Jan. that I HAD to do something to increase speed as I was having people whizzing past constantly when I was going top speed, 3 dealers told me they are not "allowed by law" (?) to do anything to increase speed (law ? or law suits I was thinking ?), I began to wonder, do that many residents actually know how to make their carts run so fast by working on them ??? One out ran my auto which was going 26 mph on Belvidere just two days ago !)
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:19 AM
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Looks like people who read my post, didn't bother reading ALL of my post, OR the post I posted after that telling the person who said I was wrong, was right. Basic math coming up - sets and subsets.

IF (the set of people who wish to drive as fast as the max legal limit of a non-street-legal golf cart)

occurs when (the set of people who drive several MPH under the max legal limit of a non-street-legal golf cart)

THEN

(the set of people who drive several MPH under the max legal limit of a non-street-legal golf cart) might be courteous and slow down even more,
AND drive far to the right

SUCH THAT

(the set of people who wish to drive up to the max speed limit for non-street-legal golf carts) can pass them safely and legally

WHEN IT IS LEGAL TO DO SO


I think I've covered pretty much everything now.

Yep! It’s time to enjoy, your not in the Rat Race anymore. Slow down, move over for those who are still on track to higher blood pressure meds.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:23 AM
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what it wrong with us? We work hard for many years finally retire and move to the villages and it starts: You drive as fast as you can in the golf carts, you push your way through the grocery store, you push in line at the movies, get drunk at the squares and miss the fun of the night,gripe about that lousy shopper that is walking too slow, drive your cars like this is a long race way and we have to beat the other guy, you can finish the rest. Oh yea, end up at the cardiologist and claim you don't know why your heart is racing? Please slow down and begin to enjoy the years you worked so hard for. You sit in a restaurant and gripe about the slow service as though you have somewhere to go. You sit at a table and watch
a diner near by and their leg is shaking a mile a minute. That is a good indication of "anxiety" and sad to watch. It is a hard job to adjust your life to enjoy the times as opposed to rushing everywhere. Just say to your self to "slowdown" and give the server a break. You will feel so much better.
Very well said.

I cannot understand the impatience and hurry everyone is in. Slow down & enjoy the time you have left.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:28 AM
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I don't think it is limited to that area. Terrible on the cart path from Laurel M. area to Sumter landing. So dangerous, many near bad accidents. Some will take any chance to "floor it" at much higher speeds than posted; EVEN where the trail splits they will try to "make it" before the split. What I can't understand, my cart was tested at dealer, was actually at 20.5. When I told dealer in Jan. that I HAD to do something to increase speed as I was having people whizzing past constantly when I was going top speed, 3 dealers told me they are not "allowed by law" (?) to do anything to increase speed (law ? or law suits I was thinking ?), I began to wonder, do that many residents actually know how to make their carts run so fast by working on them ??? One out ran my auto which was going 26 mph on Belvidere just two days ago !)

My salesman told me that if Joe Blow tells you how to disengage the governor to go over the 20 mph, be aware that nullifies the warranty and they can tell when the engine is checked.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:35 AM
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The other relevant statute addresses the definition of a Low Speed Vehicle (LSV) requiring license and insurance for golf carts that can travel between 20 and 25 MPH. That's a fairly tight window, but it is the law.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:37 AM
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Yes ! Exactly what I have experienced. People actually harassing you for going right at the limit for carts ! One man actually followed me into Walmart parking lot and parked right next to me, AFTER angerly pulling out and around, and THEN having to stop at the light just past Steak & Shake. And, NO, I was not "poking along", I was doing the 20.5 mph that my cart will do ! And while I am expressing my frustration, has anyone else experienced this: Going through cart gate on Belvidere near the high school, a auto stopped at gate, goes through when arm lifts, and then "floors it" immediately to turn RIGHT from the auto lane, cutting right in front of your cart so suddenly you barely miss crashing into the passenger side of the auto ? This is very frightening as in most cases you have NO idea they are trying to "beat" you, or that they would not wait to turn right in front of you until you had cleared the street (less than 5 SECONDS) ! I realize police might say the autos have the right to turn in front of a cart in the cart lane of street, but, to "race" a cart just to get to street first ? In the case of Belvidere, the first right turn is literally yards from the gate.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:41 AM
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Amen ! !
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:45 AM
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All so (sadly) true.
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