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Golf Carts Are More Dangerous Than You Think

Golf carts are not just for the golf course.  Golf carts are an increasingly popular mode of transportation at large worksites and complexes. Employees use golf carts for delivering mail, tools, and supplies around the workplace, and for transporting individuals with disabilities. However, driving these low-speed vehicles (LSVs) around busy areas can present dangers.  Here are important safety procedures you should take in order prevent accidents and injuries.

•Keep legs, feet, and arms inside the golf cart.

•Drivers and passengers must remain seated while the vehicle is moving.

•Never reverse downhill.

•Use caution when driving over wet, muddy, steep, or uneven ground.

•Never operate a golf cart under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

•Place the golf cart control lever in neutral and remove the key when not in use.

•Lock the brake before exiting the golf cart.

•Limit the number of people in the golf cart to the amount recommended.

•Install seatbelts in golf carts and require driver and passenger use.

•Approach steep or uneven ground vertically to avoid tipping or sliding off a golf cart.

•Do not drive while distracted (eating, talking on cell phones, texting, wearing headphones of any type, reaching for objects, etc.).

•Reduce speed when taking sharp turns or entering doorways.

•Operate at speeds equal to a well-paced walk, no faster than 15 mph.

If you or somebody you love has been injured in a golf cart accident caused by the actions of a negligent driver, reach out to the team at McShane & Brady for help immediately. Let us use our resources to handle every aspect of your claim. We will investigate the incident, determine liability, and negotiate with aggressive insurance carriers to ensure you are properly cared for.

When you need a golf cart accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling us at (816) 888-8010.