18 May Golf Cart Safety Tips
While operating a golf cart may seem like a leisurely activity that can save you the steps between strokes on the course, it can also create serious hazards. After all, driving a golf cart without proper precautions in place can easily lead to extensive property damage and even injure you or fellow golfers. To avoid gold cart concerns on the course, follow these safety tips.
- Drivers and passengers should remain seated while the vehicle is moving at all times.
- Never exceed the maximum capacity for a golf cart- everyone needs his or her own seat.
- Slow down and honk when reaching an intersection to alert other drivers and pedestrians of your presence.
- Reduce your speed when approaching pedestrians- they always have the right of way.
- Reduce your speed when turning and passing other carts.
- Use the safety mirrors when approaching intersections.
- Keep all body parts inside of the golf cart when it is in motion.
- When it is not in use, place the golf cart’s control lever in the neutral position and remove the key.
- Do not shift gears while the vehicle is in motion.
- Maintain an adequate distance between you and other drivers.
- Your maximum speed will depend on the terrain and weather conditions. Generally, you should operate a golf cart at the same speed as a well-paced walk.
Keeping the Course Safe
Because golf carts are considered vehicles, much of the same rules and principles apply when driving a cart on the course as they do when driving a car on the road.
The bottom line is driving with caution while respecting others. This way, everyone can enjoy the course without being involved in an accident.
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