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Old 07-21-2019, 05:37 PM
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I would be willing to bet alcohol is the major cause. Been here since 2005 and never had trouble seeing in the tunnels.
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Old 07-21-2019, 05:42 PM
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would like to see the data used to support most accidents occur in and around tunnels.....from reading daily accidents reports with golf carts....tunnels are NOT the culprit.
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:22 PM
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I would be willing to bet alcohol is the major cause. Been here since 2005 and never had trouble seeing in the tunnels.
I’ll buy that one!!
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:50 PM
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Probably because of the increased use of the tunnels by a ever growing population. And many of these are quite new users of golf carts and some even of any kind of motorized vehicle like a golf cart.
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:13 PM
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The majority of accidents of all kinds are caused by human error. How does painting a tunnel and adding lights eliminate human error?
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:21 PM
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I think I would start out with speed bumps.
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Old 07-21-2019, 11:17 PM
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Thinking, most of the accidents occur, when the drivers of gas operated carts try revving up the engines..This, to hear the sweet sound, of the high pitch Yamaha one cylinder engine bounce off the the tunnel walls..
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:03 AM
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I think the accidents are from poor vision and not the tunnel... Bad vision is so bad hear we have clubs for it.
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:12 AM
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No speed bumps please. Hard on the back. Lights would help. Other than that defensive driving.
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:44 AM
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The majority of accidents of all kinds are caused by human error. How does painting a tunnel and adding lights eliminate human error?
Yes, you can't fix stupid.
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:59 AM
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No speed bumps please. Hard on the back. Lights would help. Other than that defensive driving.
How are speed bumps hard on the back if you SLOW DOWN for them?
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:24 AM
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Why not paint the tunnels with that special white fluorescent paint I’ve seen it on Pinterest... it will help light up the tunnels without putting in electricity!
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:28 AM
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When coming from bright sun and also maybe wearing sunglasses the change going into the tunnel can be quite dramatic. My close calls have been with walkers exiting the tunnel in the same lane I am entering. That is coming at me. Very dangerous. I think brightening the tunnels is a good idea. I also think people walking in them is problematic. I know that there is a school of thought that you should walk looking into approaching traffic but that can be dangerous at the tunnel entrance when carts are approaching making a 90 degree turn into the tunnel which is much darker than the outside.
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:34 AM
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Best would be for everyone to SLOW DOWN! What is the big hurry anyway. We are mostly retired, going to recreational activities. We need to be in a hurry for that? I drive the paths and run/walk them in the morning and never had a close call. I am the guy who makes people mad because I STOP FOR ALL STOP SIGNS, do not feel compelled to drive at the speed limit all the time (actually I rarely go over 18 mph and am amazed at how many carts pass me going way over 20 mph!) I think we need a way to weed out the pathetic speed nuts. Too bad it is such a free-for-all! Oh, and when I walk, I step off the paved part for the moment golf carts pass me (want to live a long time and golf carts are mostly bigger than I am). Problem is the nuts behind the wheels!!
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:43 AM
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I agree with skip0358. People exiting tunnels should stop at the stop sign. Many drivers do not plan to stop and end up pulling into the MMP and panic stops occur. Clearing some bushes and better signage would help.
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