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Old 05-13-2019, 11:21 AM
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thats my answer as well......
I'm with you on this. No matter how fast my golf cart goes (uphill, downhill or otherwise) if I'm clearly holding someone up and I'm not in a long line of carts I try to be respectful and let them pass when it's safe to do so.

Most of the "passing" that I see though involves a cart doing well under 20mph and whether someone's cart is going 19.5mph or 23.5mph is just not anything I am going to worry about.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:45 PM
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Mine does a flat 20 on a level road, downhill, 27 tops, but I don't let it go that fast.

What downhill are you speaking of.....the bridge that crosses 441? I'm lucky if I can get our cart to 22mph on a down hill in the streets.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:48 PM
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Most of the "passing" that I see though involves a cart doing well under 20mph and whether someone's cart is going 19.5mph or 23.5mph is just not anything I am going to worry about.
I can speak from experience as our cart has a speedometer. I've had carts pass me as I was traveling 19.9 mph and go so fast your head will spin. I think they are showing off, actually and I just laugh to myself.
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:12 PM
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What downhill are you speaking of.....the bridge that crosses 441? I'm lucky if I can get our cart to 22mph on a down hill in the streets.
Any of the hills on Stillwater, O'Dell circle or their side roads. As a side note, the Villages golf car repair shop set the governor to 22mph. Said they did that to help keep up the speed going uphill.
The governor is supposed to hold you back going downhill, but mine doesn't. I'll have to bring that to their attention at my next service.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:02 AM
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Interesting story. I think most folks assume that they'd be treated similarly to the way they'd be treated in an automobile, for going " a few" mph over the speed limit. Certainly, nobody would expect to have to go through what this person went through if they were exceeding a posted speed limit by 1mph in a car.

I bought a cart this past winter, my first, and it was set so that I couldn't hit 20 downhill, with a tailwind. It is hard to accept that when 95% of the other carts are whizzing by you at somewhere between 22 and 25. You figure, "go with the flow".
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:11 PM
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Interesting story. I think most folks assume that they'd be treated similarly to the way they'd be treated in an automobile, for going " a few" mph over the speed limit. Certainly, nobody would expect to have to go through what this person went through if they were exceeding a posted speed limit by 1mph in a car.
He wasn't ticketed for speeding he was ticketed for driving an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle because his cart was CAPABLE OF EXCEEDING 20mph (and he was) and was no longer considered a golf cart but an LSV. If he was driving 15mph and for whatever other reason a cop stopped him and they found his cart was capable of exceeding 20mph he could face the same violation. He was driving the equivalent of an unregistered car. He was likely driving a lot faster than 1mph over the limit to have been stopped. What he was probably thinking (but didn't say in court) was "geez, 90% of the carts here in T.V. are capable of exceeding 20mph, how come I was the lucky one to get nabbed."
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:00 PM
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He wasn't ticketed for speeding he was ticketed for driving an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle because his cart was CAPABLE OF EXCEEDING 20mph (and he was) and was no longer considered a golf cart but an LSV. If he was driving 15mph and for whatever other reason a cop stopped him and they found his cart was capable of exceeding 20mph he could face the same violation. He was driving the equivalent of an unregistered car. He was likely driving a lot faster than 1mph over the limit to have been stopped. What he was probably thinking (but didn't say in court) was "geez, 90% of the carts here in T.V. are capable of exceeding 20mph, how come I was the lucky one to get nabbed."

Probably knocking on the door to 100%. Down hill, pretty much everyone can exceed 20mph.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:21 PM
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He wasn't ticketed for speeding he was ticketed for driving an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle because his cart was CAPABLE OF EXCEEDING 20mph (and he was) and was no longer considered a golf cart but an LSV. If he was driving 15mph and for whatever other reason a cop stopped him and they found his cart was capable of exceeding 20mph he could face the same violation. He was driving the equivalent of an unregistered car. He was likely driving a lot faster than 1mph over the limit to have been stopped. What he was probably thinking (but didn't say in court) was "geez, 90% of the carts here in T.V. are capable of exceeding 20mph, how come I was the lucky one to get nabbed."
yes, but what got him stopped in the first place was getting clocked at a whisker over 20mph. My point still holds. Nobody would expect to get noticed by going a smidge over the speed limit.
Do you think this guy just got stopped on a whim by the police officer, or do you think he got stopped because he got clocked at 20.1mph?
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:54 PM
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If you get in a golf cart accident (even if it is not your fault), the police will likely check to see if your governor has been tampered with. If it is set too high, you may get the "$500 experience" of owning an unregistered motor vehicle. Doesn't matter if you were
going the speed limit or not.
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:01 PM
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yes, but what got him stopped in the first place was getting clocked at a whisker over 20mph. My point still holds. Nobody would expect to get noticed by going a smidge over the speed limit.
Do you think this guy just got stopped on a whim by the police officer, or do you think he got stopped because he got clocked at 20.1mph?
Neither is correct. What I said was that it was highly unlikely he was going "a smidge over 20mph." NOWHERE in the article did he state he was "going a smidge over 20mph." In fact what he did state was: "I thought WHAT! – Morse Blvd. has a speed limit of 30mph – I was not going any speed close to the limit....." and "My plea was “No Contest” because I had no idea I was creating a criminal offense by driving the golf cart in excess of 20 mph." and "Next time I want to go “speeding” in a golf cart, I’ll be bringing my trusty technology from Remotecarstarterhero.com. Eat that radars."

That comment about the website also seems like an advertisement as well which could slightly taint the whole story. The article which I read about 2 1/2 years ago in the book it came from is def true in it's fact about the law and consequences and was one of the reasons I decided to go "street legal" however I do take the actual story with a couple grains of salt due to the plug at the end. The author of that book does have some ulterior plug and selling motives if you read his book (which was very informative pre-purchase) and get his newsletter.
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