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Old 05-11-2019, 08:16 AM
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It could them over $800 in fines, plus it could cost upto $500 to have their carts set back to 19.5MPH, not to mention court costs. Don't think it happens? Ask around, you'd be surprised.

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Old 05-11-2019, 08:24 AM
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Once you're passing someone on a golf cart lane that's part of a road (like Morse up north), you're in the regular vehicular traffic lane. So as long as you're not going over the posted speed limit for vehicular traffic there, AND you're not holding up vehicular traffic to do so, I guess it'd be okay to pass a few golf carts.

But if you're on a golf cart path or MMP, you're not allowed to go faster than 19.x mph (whatever that number is). My suggestion to all the slower drivers: if you are going under 17mph and see someone coming up behind you that looks like they'd really like to just not be behind you - slow down a little more, pull to the right if possible, and LET them pass you. Consider - you're clearly not in a rush anyway, so it won't kill you to just slow down another MPH.

When I was using a rental golf cart I ran into this often. My cart couldn't go more than 17. It was set that way, and was annoying because it was very obvious to me that every cart behind me, could go faster, and would if I was just out of their way. So I would always pull over a little as soon as I was in a spot where it was possible, and slow down, and signal to the people behind me to pass.
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:27 AM
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Once you're passing someone on a golf cart lane that's part of a road (like Morse up north), you're in the regular vehicular traffic lane. So as long as you're not going over the posted speed limit for vehicular traffic there, AND you're not holding up vehicular traffic to do so, I guess it'd be okay to pass a few golf carts.



WRONG!!!!!




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Hm true - registered vehicles only on those roads. However there are roads where there are no designated golf cart lanes, where golf carts are allowed to be. Such as the roads within the neighborhoods themselves where cars can pass golf carts, no? 20mph or 25mph speed limit means a vehicle is allowed to go that fast. If a golf cart is only going 16mph, and another golf cart wants to go 19mph, and there is no designated golf cart path, then it stands to reason that the faster golf cart should be allowed to pass the slower one.

Having never driving through every single neighborhood in every single village of the villages, I don't know if there are different speed limits for different villages. I know I have seen a 10mph sign in one villa neighborhood.
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Once you're passing someone on a golf cart lane that's part of a road (like Morse up north), you're in the regular vehicular traffic lane. So as long as you're not going over the posted speed limit for vehicular traffic there, AND you're not holding up vehicular traffic to do so, I guess it'd be okay to pass a few golf carts.




It doesn't matter where the golf cart is ruuning.......19.9 is the max speed to be legal. Doesn't matter if you are on a public road or on private property (MMS) or on the moon.......19.9 is max.
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Could it have been a street legal cart?
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The most annoying thing for me is when my speedometer shows I'm going 20 mph, and somebody who can go 21 mph gets on my tail and slowly passes me over the next 2 minutes.
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? 20mph or 25mph speed limit means a vehicle is allowed to go that fast.
If your cart is even just capable of going over 19.9 on level ground it is illegal unless it is registered as a street legal cart which means it has to be registered much a car is. Even then there is max speed it is not allowed to go over and streets it cannot go on.

If your are in an accident with a cart one of the things that will be checked is the governor on engine. If it's been tampered with then bingo you are driving an unregistered auto with a big fine and other problems.

I've known a couple of people who disabled the governor on their carts but once they finally understood the liability the had they went and had the governor fixed.
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The most annoying thing for me is when my speedometer shows I'm going 20 mph, and somebody who can go 21 mph gets on my tail and slowly passes me over the next 2 minutes.





Yep, seen it. And the other cart starts to fade a little and lose ground, but the other driver stays with it.
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Or, if you are being tailgated, you can pull over onto the grass and let them pass. I do this because I find it less nerve-wracking than someone breathing down my neck.
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