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Old 03-21-2015, 12:20 PM
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Today I was on Buena Vista, there was a street legal golf on it. It was doing @ least 10-15 mph with the traffic flow. The cart was creating a hazard as all traffic was passing it and making quick moves to avoid rear ending the cart. Really they should be using 4 way hazard flashers @ 25mph !!!!
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:59 PM
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You can pay more taxes and insurance...You can buy seat belts (everyone should) and windshield wipers. You can go 6 mph faster than other carts. And last but not least you can jeopardize you life and limb and drive with cars going MUCH faster.
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I've never understood a reason to buy one.
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So the max speed for a SL cart is 25mph? If so, SO not worth the extra costs for insur and license IMO.
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There are only two reasons to own a SL golf cart.
1. You have a serious death wish.
2. You are completely crazy and don't know any better.
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Street Legal should be allowed to travel the speed limit of 35mph which is the maximum speed of the road/street it is allowed to travel on. Otherwise---forget it! What was our "leaders" thinking?
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Why would anybody want to be on main artery like Morse or Buena Vista and be among all those cars and trucks? I see this and it boggles my mind.The golf cart paths are perfectly fine and to risk your life to get somewhere five minutes sooner,ridiculous.
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Get over it! These are slow intercity streets with a MAXIMUM speed limit of 35 MPH, not Interstate highways. If you cant't anticipate slower moving traffic you should not be driving. There are bicycles, slow scooters, tractors, and mowing equipment all using these streets. Move over to the other lane that's what it is for.
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I asked a driver of a street legal.....why? His answer was simple....I can get to places faster. He also said he hasn't learned how to retire, his wife enjoys the MMP because she can pull over and enjoy the flowers, the ponds and wild life so he has two carts, one street legal and one not. He has had several close calls and agrees that it probably isn't a great idea to be out there......as he said, "one mistake on my part or on the part of a car and I'm probably dead". At least he's a realist.
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one day your luck will run out, all it takes some one on a cell phone, someone texting, or a person with a medical problem who isn't that swift behind you & you're toast
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one day your luck will run out, all it takes some one on a cell phone, someone texting, or a person with a medical problem who isn't that swift behind you & you're toast
Same thing can happen to any cart. Especially on Morse north of 466.
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I've never understood a reason to buy one.
Well you can wait for another of those great government bailouts and buy an electric cart license it as street legal secure the huge tax credit then thanks to a local pol revert back to a non street legal by removing the plates and the street legal tag
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Give me a break. Few carts do 20 miles per hour. Mine goes exactly 20 mph and I get passed all the time. Most golf carts with plates are pushing 30 down the Blvd's. The guy must of been limping home on near dead batteries. I drive 35 down the Blvd's some times and every body passes me, even guy on bicycle. 35 means at least 40 MPH and faster for some. None of my business how fast the drive till get tailgater two foot off my bumper. All that does is slow me down for safety
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Give me a break. Few carts do 20 miles per hour. Mine goes exactly 20 mph and I get passed all the time. Most golf carts with plates are pushing 30 down the Blvd's. The guy must of been limping home on near dead batteries. I drive 35 down the Blvd's some times and every body passes me, even guy on bicycle. 35 means at least 40 MPH and faster for some. None of my business how fast the drive till get tailgater two foot off my bumper. All that does is slow me down for safety
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With the volume of traffic on Morse and Buena Vista, there should be a minimum speed for EVERYONE on wheels to obey.

It is absolutely ridiculous, when both lanes are full of cars moving along steadily, to come up behind a wobbly bicyclist or reclining bicyclist 1 foot above ground and plodding along at 12 mph! They stall everybody. Same thing with a street legal cart lollygagging along at 22mph when dozens of cars are stalled behind them. CLUELESS!

Minimum speed should be something like 28 if speed limit is 35.
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