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Posted By: Colby

Alcohol Laws - 01/08/12 02:37 AM

What are the drinking laws in AC/Belize? Are golf carts cosidered motor vehicles? Is drinking driving (golf cart) acceptable?

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Posted By: catfish

Re: Alcohol Laws - 01/08/12 02:53 AM

The law is the law - no drinking and driving anything. No public intoxication. What really happens in a whole other story. Typically if you behave yourself and are not a danger to yourself or anyone else (not obviously drunk or disorderly) then it is overlooked. Remember all recreational drugs are illegal and not nearly as tolerated so if you get caught you'll probably get to see the inside of the jail Two place you don't want to end up here - the jail or the hospital.
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: Alcohol Laws - 01/08/12 03:45 AM

But just like all the other laws this is mostly ignored. Supposedly when you leave a drinking establishment they are supposed to put it in a disposable cup/glass. It has nothing to do with safety of sensibility - they don't like cleaning up broken glass from all the bottles that are dropped/thrown from the golf carts.
I must say the streets are much safet to walk on without shoes these days. When I first came here there were broken bottles everywhere.
AND nothing stops the folks from flying down the now better streets waving their drinks and laughing as they fly over speed bumps.
Posted By: Colby

Re: Alcohol Laws - 01/09/12 08:37 PM

See beer on golf cart = OK as long as it is not glass?

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C
Posted By: Diane Campbell

Re: Alcohol Laws - 01/09/12 08:49 PM

Originally Posted by Colby
See beer on golf cart = OK as long as it is not glass?

Thanks-

C


For a driver it illegal. Not sure about a passenger.

A golf cart is a vehicle.

As an aside - you must be 18 and have a valid license to drive one. Please folks - don't let your young kids get behind the wheel - it's not cute, it's not safe and it's definitely not legal.



Posted By: Decompression

Re: Alcohol Laws - 01/09/12 08:51 PM

Originally Posted by Colby
See beer on golf cart = OK as long as it is not glass?

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C


This has got BAD Karma written ALL over it.

Please be careful.

DC
Posted By: Loansum-Al K

Re: Alcohol Laws - 01/09/12 09:52 PM

Originally Posted by Diane Campbell
Originally Posted by Colby
See beer on golf cart = OK as long as it is not glass?

Thanks-

C


For a driver it illegal. Not sure about a passenger.

A golf cart is a vehicle.

As an aside - you must be 18 and have a valid license to drive one. Please folks - don't let your young kids get behind the wheel - it's not cute, it's not safe and it's definitely not legal.




So true Diane.........the other day a saw a tourist allowing his son, who could be no more than 6 years old drive a rented golf cart up and down the beach in front of Wayo's several times. I felt like asking him if he allowed his son to drive his vehicle in the US!!!
Posted By: Diane Campbell

Re: Alcohol Laws - 01/10/12 01:46 PM



As an aside - you must be 18 and have a valid license to drive one. Please folks - don't let your young kids get behind the wheel - it's not cute, it's not safe and it's definitely not legal.



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So true Diane.........the other day a saw a tourist allowing his son, who could be no more than 6 years old drive a rented golf cart up and down the beach in front of Wayo's several times. I felt like asking him if he allowed his son to drive his vehicle in the US!!! [/quote]



One day I was driving my golf cart north of the bridge and was giving a ride to a lovely Belizean lady who has worked in the tourist industry for as long as I can remember. She is unfailingly friendly and polite in her work. A golf cart was coming towards us in the opposite "lane" with a child driving it, parents riding. My passenger said something to the effect of "These people have no respect for our laws or our country and it is rude. I wonder if I could break their laws and get away with it."

Please dear guests - try to learn the laws, respect them (even when you think they are foolish).
We want tourism to flourish and for every guest to be a long-term friend. Experiencing a culture by playing by the rules can be instructive and surely does not damage your holiday.
Posted By: Colby

Re: Alcohol Laws - 01/10/12 04:08 PM

Quote: "This has got BAD Karma written ALL over it."

Was merely needing to understand the alcohol laws in Belize as they can vary tremendously from country to country. Was certainly not speaking of getting hammered, driving like a maniac and throwing glass all over town. Just needing clarification of the law.

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Posted By: Bear

Re: Alcohol Laws - 01/10/12 04:23 PM

Hi Colby, Regardless of laws,I just wouldn't do it. Possessesion of an open container by anyone in the cart is simply probable cause for a stop...and once that door is open who knows where that leads. Yes I'm sure that this kind of stop isnt typical or perhaps even likely but I just choose to limit my exposure to such interruptions
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