Gates in The Villages

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To the Editor:

The Villages is not a gated community, but rather a community with gates. Their real purpose is to slow down traffic, not to keep people from entering the community. Bailey Trail is a good example. Especially from January through April the people who are turning left on Bailey towards Buena Vista would never be able to get out if not for the gates somewhat slowing down traffic. I’m all for them remaining just as they are!

Jody Fisher
Village of Buttonwood

8 COMMENTS

  1. In my professional opinion any, and i mean any, increase in speed limits here is a recipe for disaster. I have instructed defensive driving for over 30 years. 20 of which was at UPS and 10 in my own company. A person that says you don’t need gates really has not a clue of how humans work. For example in one of the neighborhoods with the gates dismantled I did a completely unscientific study. I watched 32 cars come through only 14 stopped at the stop sign that is clearly in view. I mean they didn’t even slow down! Clearly the gates are needed at these entrances. Not only for speed, but for keeping the general public safe, walkers, bikers and carts.

  2. Liza posts:
    LiZa Adkison October 13, 2017 at 8:43 AM
    Jody, agree… and i wave them through, even if there is a car behind me… takes just a few extra seconds… i would rather put up with the horn or occasional finger behind me and have the cart enter in safety… it is unfortunate that some cannot adjust to a truly retired life at a slower pace, in addition to extending consideration.

    Liza don’t trust my advice, so if there is anyone on line that reads this please let her know that what she is doing is against the law, but more important is extremely dangerous for cart drivers and passengers.

    • Gates are in front depending on which way your traveling!
      Plush button pushers plates are recorded and used if a crime is reported for that day! Police can get leads from those plates. I’m always amazed how fast our police catch their culprit in TV!

  3. Jody, agree… and i wave them through, even if there is a car behind me… takes just a few extra seconds… i would rather put up with the horn or occasional finger behind me and have the cart enter in safety… it is unfortunate that some cannot adjust to a truly retired life at a slower pace, in addition to extending consideration

    • You are so dangerous. When you wave a cart through, there is often a car coming in the gate. The cart can take your signal as a clear road to completely cross. Hence as you are being generous, you may end up being responsible for the death of a cart operator. You don’t have a stop sign, but the cart does. When you stop and wave the cart through, you are causing the cart driver to break the law and put his life in danger, so please stop your dangerous law breaking practice.

      • Lou, the difference between me and you… you are a drunken a$$hole, and i am not… i would NEVER wave a cart through if there was another car coming through… also, THERE IS NO LAW being broken… please do not try to keep up with those of us that have FUNCTIONING brains… exchange posts and stupidity with your fellow brain dead demoncRATs, but do not, for one second, think you can keep up with us… now go have another beer

        • Sorry lizzy but I don’t drink. I recommend you check with the sheriff from any of our three counties. You say you block traffic even if they flip you the bird or are honking. Well sweetly, the crossing carts have a stop sign and are required to remain stopped until the road is clear. When they see some old weirdo waving them across, if they proceed, they are breaking the law. So, STOP IT, you are endangering the cart drivers. STOP IT RIGHT NOW.