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Old 08-10-2007, 05:52 AM
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BestMickey--Nowhere in Chapter 316 is there any mention (that I could find, and I have been there several times looking for this information) of golf cart speed limits or modified carts. Please tell me the statutes that I am looking for and where I can find them.

Villages Kahuna--Where does it say anything about 19.9 MPH. I have heard the same thing but can't find it anywhere. I have seen in print somewhere that it is a federal statute, but can't find it. But is it fact or is it what we believe (19.9)?

I like to know the law, not what folks think should be the law or what they believe it is.
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:43 PM
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I'm assuming the speed limit in The Villages is 35 MPH except the roundabouts which are 20. Am I right. The reason I ask is the speed limit signs are few and far between. We might know about the 35 MPH speed limit, but what about our guests. Where are the signs?
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The speed limit in Summerhill VIllage is 15 MPH. Don't know about the others.
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when at least one courtyard villa area became a cut through for speeding golf carts and drivers ignoring stop signs , sumter county did monitor it and hand out expensive tickets.
that stretch of road now has multiple speed bumps. so our golf carts take a beating even at sow speeds but very few drive fast over speed bumps that toss and shake their carts.i think the police still sit and monitor those stop signs periodically.
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limits on main roads (canal, buena vista, morse, el camino) are either 30 or 35. Mostly 35. I believe the busy stretch of Morse from 466 North to Spanish Springs is 30. I think the signs are pretty fairly placed.
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:48 PM
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The increased enforcement in TV comes as a result of too many folks just flat out violating the FL Statutes with respect to speed and signaling. Add to that, the large number of people who believe STOP signs are decorations. There are statutes that define what a golf cart is, and NEVs and LSVs. To get a good handle on the differences and the actual wording of Laws, look into the Golf Cart Safety Course offered by the VHA done in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies. Who knows, if people started to obey the existing laws, there would be fewer tickets, points and increased insurance surcharges.

With respect to the "speed trap" on CR 466 near the schools, whatever possessed them to build the schools alongside one of the planned heaviest traveled commercial arteries in TV? We have all seen the signs, police presence during school hours and the lower speed limits, but has anyone ever seen a kid crossing the road, or for that matter walking to school? I haven't.
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:17 PM
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Regarding the police presence by the schools on 466, I have witnessed the same by the school on Rolling Acres Road. Is it possible the police are stationed by all of the schools to slow traffic just by them being in full view?
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:45 PM
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Why not just obey the law? All the other minutia then becomes immaterial-----or, do some of you have an innate drive to "get away" with something?
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