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Old 09-17-2019, 02:17 PM
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I agree with you about the infrastructure north of 466. That is why I do not ever drive our golf cart north of 466.

As an aside.....north of 466, were the golf cart paths widened or the street lanes widened? I'm confused by what you said. Either way.....I find it too dangerous driving a golf cart north of 466 and stay clear of that area in the golf cart. I did, however, drive the cart once to Spanish Springs just to say I did. I enjoyed going over the little bridge.
Spainish springs is not north of 466 it’s east or northeast. District 3 and 4 north of 466.
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:23 PM
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A rare instance where I get to use my Harvard Medical School education. The reason I rarely use it might be because I didn’t finish.

Anyway, I can appreciate the OPs frustration. You know there is enough room to pass yet you pass wide. The problem might also be age related. As we age, our vision starts to experience problems. A person’s visual acuity can be normal (e.g. 20/20) but other visual factors can present, light sensitivity, glare, poor depth perception, poor side vision, and diminished color perception.

When you pass that GC you (OP) can see there is plenty of room. To a person with “aging eyes” the GC might appear closer than it really is. I say err on the side of safety. If you think you’re too close, pass wide. If it looks like crossing the double yellow will conflict with oncoming traffic, slow till you see a gap in oncoming traffic and pass. Do not pass a vehicle so close as to make you uncomfortable. The last thing we want is you looking down on a bleeding GC occupant saying, I thought I had enough room. As we say in the airlines, when in doubt, take a safety pause.
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Spainish springs is not north of 466 it’s east or northeast. District 3 and 4 north of 466.
Spanish Springs is north of 466.


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A rare instance where I get to use my Harvard Medical School education. The reason I rarely use it might be because I didn’t finish.

Anyway, I can appreciate the OPs frustration. You know there is enough room to pass yet you pass wide. The problem might also be age related. As we age, our vision starts to experience problems. A person’s visual acuity can be normal (e.g. 20/20) but other visual factors can present, light sensitivity, glare, poor depth perception, poor side vision, and diminished color perception.

When you pass that GC you (OP) can see there is plenty of room. To a person with “aging eyes” the GC might appear closer than it really is. I say err on the side of safety. If you think you’re too close, pass wide. If it looks like crossing the double yellow will conflict with oncoming traffic, slow till you see a gap in oncoming traffic and pass. Do not pass a vehicle so close as to make you uncomfortable. The last thing we want is you looking down on a bleeding GC occupant saying, I thought I had enough room. As we say in the airlines, when in doubt, take a safety pause.
But, But, But...

Rules are Rules. No exceptions. If you are too old to stay in your lane, why did you move into a senior citizen community. You should haver known you were going to have to pass golf carts here...
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Sorry, but there ARE exceptions.
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:48 PM
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Sorry, but there ARE exceptions.
Sorry, it was sarcasm
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Where are you supposed to drive to get around maintenance vehicles (yard maintenance, etc.) when your lane is substantially narrowed? That is an instance where crossing the double line becomes necessary......or you can just sit and wait for them to finish, I suppose.
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I will move over when passing a GC after checking for oncoming traffic as the distance between a vehicle and a GC on many of the streets in TV is quite narrow. If for whatever reason the driver of the GC happens to drift a bit to the left they can strike the passing vehicle and the GC will not fare well against a 3,500lb vehicle. That little bit of extra distance I give them could be enough to avert a possibly severe accident for the GC.
My biggest complaint is with the people who seem to always be in a hurry and excessively exceed the speed limit. We are for the most part all retired so why are there so many in such a rush? In TV there are too many slow moving vehicles like golf carts and bicycles on our streets.
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Stay in your lane? How about stay on the road please? I was just out riding my cart over on the new MMP where it also doubles as part of the Hogeye sink walking trail. Here comes a blue Toyota Camry coming from the Hogeye sink area and going around a golf cart only roundabout. Not the first time I've seen or heard about cars getting on the cart paths. There are a couple that I can see how that mistake could be made - that particular area is NOT one of them.
Is there really a golf cart only RAB? South of 44 there are these golf cart only RABs? Can someone take a photo and post it. I'd love to see what it looks like and how it functions. Thanks.
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