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A Comprehensive Destination for All Things Golf Cart Safety
Hello, and welcome to The Golf Rider Safety Board! As a continuance to Peachtree City’s First Ever Golf Cart Safety Open Forum held October 2017, we insisted on dedicating a place for maintaining the progress of our ongoing effort to combat the common issues associated with golf cart incidences. Here it is! You will find the format to be in a non-traditional notebook-style format, so feel free to browse through the content and let us know what you think!
(General Template Courtesy of E-Z-GO)
- Before operating any golf cart, read all warning labels and the owner’s manual.
- Except where permitted by law, NEVER drive on public roads.
- Operators should have a valid driver’s license or should be accompanied by a licensed driver.
- Do not operate any golf cart unless all occupants are properly seated and holding on. Driver and passengers must keep entire body inside vehicle while moving.
- Always drive slowly in congested areas, on wet or loose terrain, and when backing up.
- Drive slowly when turning and avoid sudden stops.
- ALWAYS drive straight up and down slopes.
- Do not coast! use brake when going down a slope.
- Always fully engage parking brake and remove the key BEFORE leaving the vehicle. In an electric vehicle, set the direction selector to “neutral.” In a gasoline-powered vehicle, set the selector to “forward.”
- ALWAYS bring vehicle to a complete stop BEFORE shifting the direction selector.
- To safely start a golf cart, turn the key to “on” – select “forward” or “reverse” – release the parking brake – then SLOWLY depress the accelerator pedal.
- NEVER drive any vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- NEVER leave children unattended or allow children to play on the vehicle.
- NEVER carry more than two (2) occupants on each bench seat.
- Do not exceed weight capacity stated in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
- NEVER alter a vehicle to increase travel speeds above factory specifications.
- ONLY authorized dealers should alter the vehicle using approved parts. Alterations not approved or tested by the manufacturer can create unsafe conditions and increase your chance of having an accident.
- Vehicles require regularly scheduled maintenance. See the owner’s manual for maintenance details. ONLY qualified professionals should service a vehicle.
- State law or local rules may require additional equipment before a vehicle can be operated in your community.
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