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Monday, April 19, 2021

Woman in a golf cart strays onto busy roadway in The Villages

A woman in a golf cart strayed Sunday afternoon onto County Road 466A from Buena Vista Boulevard.

The woman’s golf cart at about 2 p.m. had been traveling northbound on Buena Vista Boulevard when she made a left-hand turn onto County Road 466A. A short distance later she realized her mistake and was able to get onto the golf cart path that runs parallel to County Road 466A.

Several cars were traveling behind a golf cart turning from Buena Vista Boulevard onto County Road 466A.

A woman in a golf cart made a turn Sunday afternoon onto County Road 466A.

It’s the latest example of a misguided motorist here in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

Bad Driving in The Villages seems to get worse at this time of year, when snowbirds are returning.

Two recent examples of misguided motorists include:

• The first incident occurred as a maroon SUV attempted to leave Village Crossroads at the intersection of Old Vineyard Road and U.S. Hwy. 27/441. The SUV, which appeared to have an out-of-state license plate, was in the left lane, not designated for northbound traffic. The wrong-way driver reportedly escaped unscathed – and unticketed.

A vehicle travels in the wrong direction when leaving Village Crossroads.

• The second documented incident occurred as a golf cart – that clearly was not Street Legal – pulled out of Colony Plaza shopping center, crossed County Road 466A and headed for Colony Professional Plaza. That type of crossing by a golf cart is unlawful. A tunnel under County Road 466A was less than a mile away.

A golf cart crosses County Road 466A after leaving Colony Plaza.

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