Category: golf cart accident

DUNEDIN GOLF CART ACCIDENT | Serious and fatal injuries can occur | City approved golf carts for street use

DUNEDIN – The city of Dunedin unanimously approved allowing golf carts on city roads at a City Hall meeting.  According to BayNews 9, a city ordinance allowed people to drive golf carts within a one mile radius of the Dunedin Golf Club. Now leaders are expanding the ordinance to allow the golf carts throughout Dunedin. SAFETY IS A…

MORE GOLF CART ACCIDENTS? | Golf Cart rules change statewide | ELLENTON LAKEWOOD RANCH

MANATEE COUNTY – You may notice more golf carts around the Bay area. On September 1, 2010 a state law that prohibits residents from riding their golf carts on sidewalks will change. A clause in House Bill 971 has been approved, allowing counties to permit golf cart use on designated sidewalks with proper signs. As…

GOLF CART ACCIDENT | Safety Concerns Rise | More Golf Carts take to the Streets | FLORIDA

STATEWIDE – Recently several tragic accidents involving golf carts have made headline news. Kristopher Seluga, a mechanical engineering and safety expert, says he is frustrated every time he reads of another death or injury to a child. “In so many of the articles they use the term ‘freak accident,”’ he says. “It’s not. It happens…

GOLF CARTS on the streets? A good idea or a recipe for disaster? Accidents sometimes fatal

STATEWIDE – Each year, about 13,000 golf cart-related accidents require emergency room visits, and that number is rising as the economical, fun-to-drive carts become more popular on city streets. Of those accidents, about 40 percent involve children younger than 16, and half of those are due to a fall from a moving golf cart. Golf…

Accident ♦ GOLF CARTS ♦ Davis Islands ♦ City of Tampa ♦ Davis Blvd. ♦ Tampa General Hospital

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – The Civic Association of Davis Islands will be asking the City of Tampa to make golf carts are street legal. Ironically, the islands do not have a golf course on them. Some residents believe that they should be able to drive golf carts in their community on Davis Islands. However, some disagree…

SUN CITY GOLF CART CROSSING – U.S. 301 now open – Accident waiting to happen

SUN CITY – The new golf cart crossing to Wal-Mart has opened. The crossing allows residents driving golf carts to cross U.S. Highway 301 to shop at the Super Wal-Mart in Wimauma. The speed limit on 301 has been lowered to 45 in the area of the new crossing. The crossing is equipped with lights…

GOLF CART hit head on by SUV that fled the scene of the crash – Collier County Sheriff investigation continues

NAPLES – Three people were injured while riding in a golf cart at the ACE Group Classic. All three were hospitalized at Naples Hospital. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for the driver of the SUV who hit them head on before fleeing the scene. The investigation in ongoing.

GOLF CART CRASH crossing road or highway from sidewalk – SERIOUS INJURIES – Liability insurance

According to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, golf cart-related injuries are on the rise. Today, more golf carts are being used on and off the greens. If you are using your golf cart off the greens, you should consider purchasing a special golf cart insurance policy. Golf carts are NOT covered under a person’s…

The Gardens ♦ Colony Cove ♦ Terra Siesta ♦ Ellenton ♦ Manatee County ♦ GOLF CART ACCIDENT ♦ US Hwy 301

MANATEE – Golf carts are illegal on state roads, with a few exceptions: The golf cart crossing at U.S. 301 and Colony Club North/Coquina Drive in Manatee County is legal. Recently, the president of the Homeowners Association of Colony Cove said the residents have stopped driving their carts on the U.S. 301 sidewalks. Residents are…

GOLF CART ACCIDENT at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground injures child

LAKE BUENA VISTA – On Saturday night, a golf cart flipped and seriously injured a child at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground. The child was a passenger in a golf cart being driven by her father who swerved to avoid another golf cart coming toward them with out lights. The child was transported to Arnold Palmer…