Golf Cart Paths

I was walking my dog on the golf cart paths yesterday, and had a problem with teenagers on the path. I was in a tunnel, and they came flying down a curve into the tunnel and nearly hit me. When I told them to slow down, I was called the B word.
My question is, if I report their cart # to the PTC Police for reckless driving and cart rage, is anything done? Also, would this effect them getting their Learners Permit or License?
If they act this way at 14 or 15 in a golf cart, how will they act in a car.
(By the way, I'm not putting down ALL teenagers. Most are very polite,slow down when passing, and say Hello.)

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Submitted by skyspy on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 10:19pm.

They never but never patrol the paths. They will call the owner of the golf cart in question.

Then the parents of the kids will cry "not my angel wangel pie" that will be the end of it. If the cops get enough calls on the same kids they won't fall for the wide-eyed innocent parent look. Every cop in this city recognizes satan's child and dahmer jr. from my neighborhood, because they have to deal with them soooooo much.

Don't walk your dog in isolated areas of the path, you are lucky they only tried to run you over.

The cops only patrol the buisness section around hwys 74 and 54. They don't patrol neighborhoods or cart paths. Apparently the buisness owners are worth more/or pay more in taxes. You are on your own, carry pepper spray and your cell phone.
If you can't beat them ........join them......if you know who the kids are you can taget their parents for some justified property'll never get caught. Trust me.

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Submitted by bad_ptc on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 10:49pm.

A simple phone call, not 911, has brought the PTCPD to our neighborhood many times.

The number of citations is proof enough.

Our neighborhood has an intersection that, more often than not, soccer mom's and dad's run the stop sign.

The PTCPD could pay for an officer and car with the money they could make off of this intersection. The PTCPD has been most helpful in getting the abusers to stop.

We learned early on that if you want the police to patrol your neighborhood, feed em, offer them coffee; at the very least thank them for coming.

It's not that hard to give a little appreciation to the people that risk getting shot at or run into a burning building to protect you and your family.

Think about it, whens the last time your neighborhood went to a fire station and/or offered to cook those folks a meal? Have you ever brought your kid to a fire station? The folks at the PTCFD will kidnap your kids and have them driving the fire truck in no time.

Those in my neighborhood have become friends with the officers and know who works what shift. We're on a first nane basis with most of them. They're great people and we appreciate what they do for us. If anything the officers are afraid that we'll walk up to them while there in their cars with a full dinner in hand.

I'm not suggesting that the PTCPD or PTDFD need to be bribed to afford you protection, what I'm saying is what will it cost you to offer them a little thanks?

Try inviting either the PTCPD and/or PTCPD to your next neighborhood pool opening or cook-out.

What could it hurt?

Submitted by skyspy on Sat, 04/21/2007 - 5:06am.

I do thank them, especially now that we only have a few left.

I know we are short 10 cops according to the last cop I talked too.

I just have a feeling that even if they hire 20, they won't be in the neighborhoods or on the paths.
I know we still benefit, when we are shopping or eating out...but.....The last time I went to the Avenue for 2 quick errands I saw 3 different cops circle the place in under 15 mins. during the day. It would just kill them to have one on the paths after school?!
I hire my own off duty cop to be at my house when I'm not there......but most residents can't afford that, and the Avenue has there own security anyway.
Whatever,'s a mind set that won't change....I guess there is no point talking about it. I still say if you can't beat them join them.....

I'm just sick of the gratuitous crime by kids and their horrible parents that let them get away with it.

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 10:43am.

I doubt one case would cause them to have trouble getting a learners permit, etc. But it may get their attention, on the fact they can't operate a cart anyway they please without answering to authority.

I agree, most folks are very nice, courteous etc.

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 11:55am.

You have got to be kidding? Got another witness? Willing to swear out a warrant?
It didn't even happen in PTC! Cops don't police the cart paths.

Submitted by IMNSHO on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 12:45pm.

If, at the time it had happened, she had called 911 and reported the incident, with the cart # & hopefully a description of the kids and their last direction of travel, and if she had been willing to meet with an officer to file a report (hopefully she would've)... then the PCPD would have responded by looking in the area for the golfcart, by finding out who the registered owner is, then by going to the address of the registered owner and speaking to the owner and possibly the driver.

The most important thing you can do when you want to make a report about this kind of thing is to get the golfcart number. Of course, most of the kids know this and purposefully drive with their leg covering the number.

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 3:13pm.

You are like Denise, fixated on cops, as she is on guns and being a military expert! Expert on torture too! She wouldn't fold!
I don't think the town told us that they wanted to number our carts so that the cops could harass us if some kook turned our cart number in! They are about as interested in carts as they are in cats and illegals. Investigate the area of the offense? Go see the registered owners? Speak to them in front of their house with lights and sirens blowing? Is that what you said?
Cops here don't like reports.. never have. If you are a merchant and want to file a report for missing merchandise, they aren't interested if the robber is already gone. The cops have better things to do than golf carts and shoplifting!
It won't be long until at least some of the cart paths will be shut down and overgrown. When housing development in PTC has completed, it will no longer be a selling point for developers and will be too big of a maintenance item.

Submitted by loveptc on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 4:03pm.

Its very rude of you to insult me $aday by calling me a "Kook" just because I had a question about protecting my safety on the paths. Maybe if more people would voice problems, they would be addressed. Maybe a web site where you could report unruly drivers numbers, and then the PTC police could see if certain numbers keep popping up. Of course they would have you're e-mail address to contact you. I love living in PTC. I don't know what you're problem is.

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 5:16pm.

I said "some" kook. I didn't get it that you reported any cart number.
I might have made it clearer about cart number reporting: If everytime someone called and gave the police a cart number and said that they did so and so, and the police did investigate the owner and ask questions, then I'm sure the "kooks" would call repeatedly about every one on a cart that they saw on a cart just to harass the cops.
I don't know what "unruly," as you say, drivers are. Carts run so slow that the operators generally don't think it is possible to speed. Personally, I wouldn't walk in a tunnel.
And, if you are looking for politeness by young car or golf cart drivers, you are pretty much out of luck. Particularily if you call them down.

Submitted by hoppette on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 11:11am.

If you report the cart number than the PTC Police can at least notify the parents of what is going on.

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