GOLF CART CRASH • ACCIDENT with motor vehicle • SERIOUS INJURIES • no insurance • WalMart PARKING LOT • Freedom Park • Pinellas Park • Mainlands •

PINELLAS COUNTY – The City of Pinellas Park is considering allowing golf carts to be legal transportation on some Pinellas Park streets if a new ordinance is passed by the city council. Pinellas Park leaders have drafted an ordinance to turn Mainlands Boulevard, 40th Street and 102nd Avenue into golf cart-friendly streets. Some area residents already drive their golf carts on the streets, and the Wal-Mart Supercenter has parking spots designated just for golf carts.

Some of the residents in the area already drive their golf carts to meet friends at the Mainlands Golf Course, visit friends, go to the clubhouse and even travel to the local Wal-Mart Supercenter on U. S. 19 in Pinellas Park. They will be driven on the same roads that cars, trucks and commercical vehicles use. The brakes on golf carts were designed to be used on a grass golf course, not on the the public roads where sudden emergencies may occur! This is a SAFETY CONCERN.

Approval of this ordinance will give local residents the opportunity to use a limited number of roads in Pinellas Park, but at what cost? THE COST IS – the safety of unrestrained drivers and passengers of these golf carts put them at risk for serious personal injuries should they become involved in a crash with a motor vehicle. To read more about Vehicle Performance Characteristics and Seat Belt Effectiveness in Low Speed Vehicles (LSV’s) and GOLF CARTS – CLICK ON THIS LINK:

www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-01/esv/esv19/05-0431-W.pdf

If you or a loved one has been injured in a golf cart accident, call the TRIPP LAW FIRM – Personal Injury Law at (888) 392-LAWS (5297).

Florida Injury Attorney G. Alan Tripp, Jr. and the INJURY LAW TEAM are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. CALL NOW for your FREE telephone case evaluation.

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