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Re: Golf cart & safety
I attend several outdoor swap/flea market events throughout the year and for my money, Pioneer Power Swap puts on the best for variety of vendors and sheer scope of size. I have attended nearly every year for about 15 years. However, I am opposed to allowing golf carts except for those with real mobility issues. It is the only outdoor event I attend that provides golf carts, which obviously increases their numbers. When I first starting going, those in the carts appeared to have a disability or working the show. Now, they are everywhere. I understand a golf cart may make it more convenient for some, but for the majority of swap meet goers - the pedestrians, their presence is a real irritant. Those of us who walk the lanes are expected to move to the side to let the carts pass. At many booths, the driver of the cart pulls right in front of the display, to check out the merchandise without even leaving the cart. This prevents pedestrian shoppers from getting up close to examine the items. I want to pick it up and evaluate its condition before I buy. In fact, if there is a cart in front of a booth, I will probably just keep on walking.
At best, golf cart use should be limited to those who actually need it. But if anyone is allowed use, consideration for those of us on foot needs to be taken more seriously.
Maybe if you got off the cart and walked a little, you might loose a few pounds.
Are there any other Pioneer Power Swap Meet attendees who feel the carts adversely affect the event?