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HOW MANY GOLF CART CRASHES ARE THERE IN THE VILLAGES IN 2024?

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According to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office there were 54 golf car crashes in the first quarter of 2024. By comparison there were 342 car crashes in The Villages for that same time period in The Villages. SCSO also indicates they have written 1,326 traffic citations just in the first quarter of 2024, and… Read More »

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Florida Officials Warn of Golf Cart Crash “Epidemic”

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While golf cart accident lawyers in Florida may be well aware of the situation, average residents were shocked to learn just how serious the golf cart crash “epidemic” has become. State officials recently warned the public that golf cart safety had reached an all-time low, specifically highlighting issues like drunk driving, explosions, and fires…. Read More »

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GOLF CART LAWS IN FLORIDA IN 2024

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A simple guide to golf cart laws in Florida in 2024 by a golf cart attorney. HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO DRIVE A GOLF CART IN FLORIDA? Previously 14, but in 2024 the operator must be at least 15 years old and the 15 year-old must have a learner’s permit. A… Read More »

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Fort Myers May Allow Golf Carts on Public Roads in 2024

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Fort Myers is facing an important decision in 2024 – one that many other cities throughout Florida are considering: Should golf carts be allowed on public roads? Golf cart advocates point out that this is a sustainable, convenient, and low-speed transport method that average Americans love. Critics of this plan point to several safety… Read More »

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Lady Lake Sees Greater Golf Cart Access: But What About Safety?

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Like countless communities throughout Florida, Lady Lake is making the move toward greater golf cart access for its residents. The people have spoken, and they want to have more freedom to use their golf carts in place of normal passenger vehicles. But is this really the right move for the community? What kinds of… Read More »

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4-WAY STOP PLACED IN THE VILLAGES TO STOP GOLF CART AND AUTOMOBILE CRASHES

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The Villages News announced that the Sumter County Commissioners have agreed to place a 4-way stop sign at the intersections of Woodridge Drive. This is to go into effect on March 18, 2024, a Monday. That change was as a result of a study done by the Sumter County Publics Works Department which found… Read More »

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Golf Cart Drivers Aren’t Always Crash Victims in the Villages

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While many golf cart drivers face legitimate dangers from negligent motorists in the Villages, golf cart drivers are also perfectly capable of causing their own dangers. In fact, numerous recent accidents show that golf cart drivers pose risks to each other, cyclists, pedestrians, and a range of other people. These risks are perhaps heightened… Read More »

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Hydrogen-Powered Golf Carts: Is This Really a Good Idea?

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Electric golf carts are becoming increasingly common across Florida’s many golfing communities – and for good reason. The newer varieties can be cheaper, less noisy, cleaner, and even more durable than gas-powered carts. However, some manufacturers aren’t satisfied with these benefits – and these companies wish to popularize hydrogen-powered carts instead. Is this really… Read More »

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PEDESTRIAN HIT BY GOLFCART IN THE VILLAGES

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It is known in The Villages that multi-modal paths are used by cyclists, pedestrians, runners and golfcarts. But that is part of the problem. All of those people on the same stretch of The Villages makes for a dangerous mix and many times the pedestrians, runners and cyclists get the worst of it.  This… Read More »

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GOLF CART ROLLOVER ACCIDENTS. CAUSES AND CASES.

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Have you been a victim of a golfcart rollover accident? Golfcarts, and Golfcars (known under Florida law as Low Speed Vehicles or “LSVs”) are not made to withstand collisions with automobiles. There are no airbags, and the structure of a golf cart or LSV is not adequate to withstand most golfcart-v-automobile crashes. This is… Read More »

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