3 hurt in separate golf cart accidents; one critical

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Sandman

Rockford, MI

#1 May 26, 2008
This is no surprise....its a zoo out there and the Rangers they now hire are a joke.
Bookem

Cheboygan, MI

#2 May 26, 2008
Golly! We should ban Golf carts immediately! They are a huge threat to humanity and must be dealt with before anyone else gets hurt or killed! Strange, I've been driving mine for years in the woods,trails,ect.. without incident but because of a few people screwing up,I could have to give up something fun. Kind of sounds like a lot of things nowadays.....
Mindi

Hudsonville, MI

#3 May 26, 2008
I think it's ridiculous what goes on there and they don't do anything about it. I grew up out there with my grandparents until they finally sold their place 4 years ago, but since then I rent out a cabin every year for my birthday. This year, I was actually pulled over for doing 21 in a 10, and it brought up a lot of questions. In all the years I've been there, I have NEVER seen a golfcart get pulled over for going too fast even though they wiz past me when I'm driving my car through there. Golf carts can cut through the Golden onion parking lot at full speed but cars can't. Theres so many other things...
Sandypines2008

Byron Center, MI

#4 May 26, 2008
Sandman wrote:
This is no surprise....its a zoo out there and the Rangers they now hire are a joke.
Have you ever been to Sandy Pines? I camp there every weekend and theres not one time that i'm on the golf cart that i don't see a ranger at least one time!
Amber

Petoskey, MI

#5 May 26, 2008
I go to Sandy Pines and Never heard anything About this Stuff!
hommie g

Ann Arbor, MI

#6 May 26, 2008
i go there with sandypines2008 and everytime it is a blastt!!! theres always rangers there... oohh what???
Sandman

Rockford, MI

#7 May 26, 2008
Mindi wrote:
I think it's ridiculous what goes on there and they don't do anything about it. I grew up out there with my grandparents until they finally sold their place 4 years ago, but since then I rent out a cabin every year for my birthday. This year, I was actually pulled over for doing 21 in a 10, and it brought up a lot of questions. In all the years I've been there, I have NEVER seen a golfcart get pulled over for going too fast even though they wiz past me when I'm driving my car through there. Golf carts can cut through the Golden onion parking lot at full speed but cars can't. Theres so many other things...
Mindi, I can tell you for a fact that I wrote a lot of tickets to kids riding reckless, speeding etc. But over the years they just don't hire quality Rangers. At one time they had EMT's, Military personell, even a few Allegan Co. Reserve Deputys. Now they just hire unexperience kids to be Rangers. You get what you pay for. SP is still a great family resort...just need's new management.
TDJensen

United States

#8 May 26, 2008
Just like everything else, it takes a few to mess things up for the bunch. And once again, the news media is going to be the one to make the masses see this as a threatening golf tool. Soon the whole lot of golfers will be dragging their bags as they walk from tee to tee.
JBB

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 May 26, 2008
maybe sandy pines should purchase a breathalyzer????
Sandman

Rockford, MI

#10 May 26, 2008
Sandypines2008 wrote:
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Have you ever been to Sandy Pines? I camp there every weekend and theres not one time that i'm on the golf cart that i don't see a ranger at least one time!
for years and years...open your eyes, Don't be so naive.
KVMB

Byron Center, MI

#11 May 26, 2008
Well, Ive been camping at Sandy Pines since i was 5 years old. I think if Sandy Pines were to not allow the visiting campers to rent golf carts from across the street, it would significantly lower the amount of golf cart accidents.
lost in translation

Royal Oak, MI

#12 May 26, 2008
people get hurt....all the time...

riding bikes...riding motorcycles...riding atv's...driving a boat...driving a car...riding a horse...Sometimes they get hurt because they are reckless. And sometimes they get hurt because of a freak accident. Let's not over sensationalize this one people. Let's all take the real matter to heart. Try to enjoy your summer....safely!
Laurie

Traverse City, MI

#13 May 26, 2008
Well why don't they change the rules a bit...to maybe a licensed driver or slower speed limits in the park.
Paul

Byron Center, MI

#14 May 26, 2008
Laurie wrote:
Well why don't they change the rules a bit...to maybe a licensed driver or slower speed limits in the park.
well... the slower speed limit might help but 10 mph is slow as it is... it takes about 15-20 min to get across the park!
spongebob squarepants

Ann Arbor, MI

#15 May 26, 2008
ok iv been living in the lake at sandypines for all my life and i always hear from the fish on how many accidents there are. but im not quite sure like what really goes on but im sure its not sandy pines fault or the rangers maybe just careless driving
Donna

United States

#16 May 26, 2008
I've camped my whole life and golf carts never come to mind. Riding bikes, burns calories, and makes for a more fit camper. I've noticed alot of campers are flat out fat anymore. Ride a bike or walk it may save your life in more ways than one.
Laurie

Traverse City, MI

#17 May 26, 2008
Paul wrote:
<quoted text> well... the slower speed limit might help but 10 mph is slow as it is... it takes about 15-20 min to get across the park!
the park where I used to camp only had a 5 mph limit and the way I see it, your on vacation, why be in a hurry?
SUE

Grand Rapids, MI

#18 May 26, 2008
JBB wrote:
maybe sandy pines should purchase a breathalyzer????
Maybe they could put speed bumps everywhere and make everyone wear helmets while riding in the golf carts. LOL
Cali Girl

Kalamazoo, MI

#19 May 26, 2008
Was anyone else confused by this story? Where was the second accident? Where did all of these accidents happen? Seems to me the facts are misconstrued a bit to make the golf-carts appear more dangerous than they are.
lost in translation

Royal Oak, MI

#20 May 26, 2008
Laurie wrote:
Well why don't they change the rules a bit...to maybe a licensed driver or slower speed limits in the park.
most golf carts do not have a speedometer for starters and how are you going to enforce it?

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