Golf carts on our roads

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  1. bob bob

    bob bob Beach Fanatic

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    Just wanted to state the obvious.

    ONE OF THE WORST DECISIONS IN THE HISTORY OF WALTON COUNTY!

    And now we have golf cart taxi companies. Omg people what's next?
     
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  2. Poppaj

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    I just rebuilt one and will be tagging it soon. Can't wait.
     
  3. Kaydence

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    Beware, its going to get worse. Tony Anderson's family are golf cart vendors. Ya think customary use and
    C. Jones agenda to protect vendors was bad....you aint seen nothing yet.

    If Chapman isn't re-elected Anderson becomes chair by default. He has an entire year to push golf carting. God only knows how many accidents and deaths will result because of this stupid folly!

    I wont even mention the lawsuits.
     
  4. Leader of the Banned

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    There's the new golf cart Uber known as Goober.
     
  5. bob bob

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    I am not worried about untimely tween deaths, I have places to be! Can the commishes require they are capable of doing 45? :sarc:
     
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  6. Mike Jones

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    What other places in America allow golf carts on public roads? I don't mean small towns or resort towns. I mean places with hundreds of miles of roads and highways like SoWal.
     
  7. Poppaj

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    Golf carts aren’t allowed on highways
     
  8. Mike Jones

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    County Highway 30A, 283, 83, 393, etc. I believe golf carts are allowed on any highway or road in Walton County that is rated 35mph or below. Which is stupid because I've yet to see a golf cart top 15 mph.
     
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    The sheriff should stop some of the carts and give them random breathalyzer tests.
     
  10. Poppaj

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    Yes on a 35 max mph highway, no on the speed. Although not tagged for street use my 17 year old electric tops 20 mph.
     
  11. bob bob

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    20 is too damn slow.
     
  12. Poppaj

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    Never claimed it was fast just faster than 15.
     
  13. gumby

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    Oh the things ya`ll have to put up with on 30A. Sooooooo glad I live in Freeport now.
     
  14. Poppaj

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    No kidding that’s why I live in Miramar Beach.
     
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    I have given up getting upset about the damn golf carts (a damn golf cart is AKA an LSV or street legal golf cart, not to be confused with golf carts, which are benign vehicles ferrying Michelob Ultra sippers around the links). At this point I'm thinking I might want one, too, if for no other reason than that parking one illegally at our beach access seems to be tolerated and would make my life easier.

    All I would ask the county to consider, since the genie is out of the bottle and never going back in, is to build damn golf cart pull over spaces every few hundred yards or so on the long stretches of 30A where they gum up car traffic and contribute to road rage. If they could pull over and allow traffic that is capable of maintaining a speed within five MPH of the posted speed limits to pass, I think everyone would be much happier.
     
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    Absolutely, 100% agree on this. If you are impeding the flow of traffic pull over and let them pass. You too cyclists.
     
  17. Mike Jones

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    A golf cart is a golf cart. Call it whatever you want but it is a golf cart.

    And don't give in to the dark side.
     
  18. gumby

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    That is a great idea with the pull overs. but you gotta be realistic. These yeahoos are on vacation and the last think they do is think. So do you really think they would actually pull over to let traffic pass?
     
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    It helps if you lean on your horn and don't stop.
     
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    There was some connection with the speed limits being lowered on 30A to allow the carts and someone in power at the county level. I dont recall, but can someone shed some sunshine on this?
     

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