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Old 01-29-2009, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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Oh Joy!

Could you just imagine the chaos and carnage that would create...
Yeah, do those things have to have insurance coverage? I can just see the "outcry" when some kid on one gets hit by a pickup truck!
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Wow! We really are moving to the city!

Golf carts are very popular modes of transportation for lots of families in our area. We live in a coastal area and everyone gets together at each others homes to socialize and eat and no one wants to drive their cars a few houses down so we use the golf carts. I was raised on a small golf course and we have always had one. We even use it to pull the jet ski around to the ramp or to the garage.

This was my first post to this forum and I felt some negative vibes coming off some of these posts. I hope for just honest answers to my questions versus sarcasm.

Thanks.
While we frequently see these during our vacations to the coast (OBX) its not something that you see around here. Even in suburban areas - as the streets here are streets and that means properly licensed motor vehicles.

But then again - when we're in OBX I won't wear shoes for a week either, but I do that here.

I'd say if you're just going a few houses down - walk....but then again I'm so lazy I'll drive to the end of the block.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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While we frequently see these during our vacations to the coast (OBX) its not something that you see around here. Even in suburban areas - as the streets here are streets and that means properly licensed motor vehicles.
Sorry to counter your comment, but while they may not show up cruising along S. Tryon, they are seen quite a bit out here in Brandon Oaks, especially on weekends. May be unique to this location.

See this link for a local dealer on Rt 74, many of their display models appear to be more than your typical golf course specification.

Morrison's Golf Cars (http://www.morrisonsgolfcars.com/index.htm - broken link)
(http://http//www.morrisonsgolfcars.com/Custom%20Cars.htm - broken link)

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Old 01-29-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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I see them in our community as well. I don't know all the laws, but I see them. I wouldn't use one on a main drag, but in the community.. eh!
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:44 PM
 
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There is a family in my neighborhood that has one and uses it for trips to the pool and such. It seems like a perfect mode of transportation around the community if you ask me. Who wants to pile the kids into the car when they can hop onto the golf cart (adult driving of course). I've been tempted to purchase one myself.

So I definitely wouldn't say they're not accepted here. Legally, I don't know but in practicality they are used to some extent.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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You should move to Peachtree City, GA if you like golf cart transportation... the whole city is planned around using golf carts as local transportation. Even the local high school parking lot has 99% golf carts.

Peachtree City, GA - Official Website - Paths & Golf Carts
This is the place I was thinking of when I saw the OP's post too!
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Old 05-30-2009, 03:39 PM
 
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Can a golf cart be used to pull a jet ski in and out of the water (down a ramp) into the lake?
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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What kind of distances are you talking about when you say a few houses down. When I hear that, I'm thinking less than a half-mile. I don't know. I've never seen it. I think it makes sense in a senior community where people have mobility issues. But kids on them?? It just seems kinda funny and lazy to me. Can't the kids walk or ride bikes?

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Wow! We really are moving to the city!

Golf carts are very popular modes of transportation for lots of families in our area. We live in a coastal area and everyone gets together at each others homes to socialize and eat and no one wants to drive their cars a few houses down so we use the golf carts. I was raised on a small golf course and we have always had one. We even use it to pull the jet ski around to the ramp or to the garage.

This was my first post to this forum and I felt some negative vibes coming off some of these posts. I hope for just honest answers to my questions versus sarcasm.

Thanks.
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:13 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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there's kids in my neighborhood who drive their golf cart around all the time...especially up to the pool.
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Old 05-30-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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Now, there is a retirement community called Sun City and I believe, not positive, that they are a golf cart community. Of course, no young children allowed to live there.
In S.C., a licensed owner can obtain a permit to operate a golf cart on any secondary road within 2 miles of his / her residence.

Only the licensed owner can operate the golf cart on the public roads. Use of the public roads is limited to daylight hours.

http://www.scdmvonline.com/DMVNew/fo...%206-13-03.pdf
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