Monday, December 31, 2018

Golf Cart Crossing


The Spanish Springs section of The Villages is divided by a large, 2-lane highway, known as Highway 441. It is an extremely busy road and would be impossible to cross without stop lights or similar devices.  Thus, the planners constructed a large bridge to allow golf carts (the main mode of transportation in The Villages) to cross Highway 441 in relatively safety.

You would not, however, want to have had "one too many" drinks and then try to guide your golf cart up and over this bridge.  Notice the tire marks?  Evidently, there were a number accidents that "almost" happened, as is also suggested by the lean of the red cart in this picture.

One thing I've observed in my trips to The Villages is that the old folks living there drive golf carts at top speed.  The streets compare to the Daytona 500.  I've watched them come screaming down this bridge, hanging on with both hands, hair blowing, all caution thrown to the wind.

It's scary!


15 comments:

Taken For Granted said...

Are these folk off to the golf cart races? Looks like a fun way to get around.

silvia de angelis said...

Un articolo interessante sulla pericolosità della strada
Auguri di buon anno,silvia

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Um belo momento.
Aproveito para desejar um Bom Ano de 2019 com muita paz e sa├║de.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

RedPat said...

Dragsters! I think you have done a bit of editing there! ;-)

Shammickite said...

The oldies are just having fun. After all, not much time left......

Sharon said...

Crazy teenagers become crazy seniors.....if they survive.

William Kendall said...

From their point of view, they're not going fast enough!

Maria Rodrigues said...

Lowell, to you and your family I wish a Happy New Year !!!
May it be a year of peace, love and health.
Many greetings
Maria de
Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

Marleen said...

Formula 1 is next!
Happy New Year Lowell.

Andy said...

Some people take longer to grow grow up. All the best in 2019 Lowell!

John D. Linn said...

Maybe just having fun because they are over the hill?

Bill said...

Sounds like the boy racers we have over here. Young drivers who speed around town and eventually crash and die. Boy racers who never grew up, I guess that's what you have.
Happy New Year Lowell.

Vicki said...

The first time I went to The Villages I thought all those golf carts were hilarious. I'd only seen them at golf courses before. Now I'm used to them.

Happy New Year!

Kate said...

I am sure that I would find that area to my liking! May you have a joyful and happy New Year's Eve!

magiceye said...

Age does not diminish the need for speed?!

Wish you and yours a Brilliant 2019!

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