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Old 09-16-2019, 10:23 AM
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No, I am going to continue crossing the double yellow line a little when passing a golf cart. I don't like driving real close to the golf carts.
Plea falling on deaf ears. You are going to cause an accident some day.
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:36 AM
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I agree. I use judgement for the safety of golf carts and bicycles. If the road is clear, I will often cross the double yellow line to provide more clearance in case the cart driver accidentially moves to the left. I consider this to be a responsible defensive driving maneuver.
Do you feel safe driving on the Turnpike at 70 MPH while staying in your lane? Just wondering.
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:37 AM
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I agree. I use judgement for the safety of golf carts and bicycles. If the road is clear, I will often cross the double yellow line to provide more clearance in case the cart driver accidentially moves to the left. I consider this to be a responsible defensive driving maneuver.
Sorry to disagree with you but that is a very dangerous maneuver.
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:39 AM
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Have you ever followed someone that will not pass a golf cart on the two lane roads in TV? (where there is a cart lane).

How about those who feel they have to swoop across lanes to make a turn?

I assume all vehicles in TV will cross the double yellow line when passing a golf cart.
I assume all golf carts will encroach into the driving lane from the cart lane.
And I am right most of the time.

And I am not so sure it is limited to the aged drivers only!!
Those are the unsafe drivers. Safe drivers stay in their lane. Period.
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:41 AM
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I agree with you, and I am fairly certain everyone would. The question as I saw it was what if there is no on coming traffic in the other lane, and a car moves across the double line to provide an additional safety margin between them and the golf cart they are passing.

On the one hand the rules are the rules (laws) and it is illegal to cross the double line. PERIOD. On the other hand, if there is clear visibility and no other conditions is it such a bad thing to provide a little additional margin of safety.
I have two words for this statement......side streets. Yes, cars enter the roadway from side streets. This is when it becomes an issue for a head on collision.
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I have to cross the double lines to avoid the dog poop.




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rationalizing that it is OK to cross the double yellow line is akin to being OK to exceed the speed limit as long as there is not a cop around.

I wonder why it is not an option to SLOW down and stay in one's lane until clear of the obstacle? As has already been stated....there is plenty of room.
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Seems a number of TV cart drivers are not gifted spatially and they drive very close to the white line.
If I come upon that type, I slow down as I pass them, but I stay in my lane!
Also remind myself....what’s the rush!
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rationalizing that it is OK to cross the double yellow line is akin to being OK to exceed the speed limit as long as there is not a cop around.
Well, not exactly, in the one case it is doing something that is not necessarily dangerous, in the other it is being aware it is illegal and trying "get away with it" by not getting caught. Getting caught never entered into my suggestion, while being careful did.

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I wonder why it is not an option to SLOW down and stay in one's lane until clear of the obstacle? As has already been stated....there is plenty of room.
That is certainly an option when it is not possible to be safe.

ife is seldom a mater of black and white, nuance and shades of grey enter into almost everything.

I assume you never speed and always come to a complete stop any stop signs when 30 miles from the nearest town in the country where you can see forever in both directions and no one else has driven on this road in the past 10 years.
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