Utility Cart Safety. University of North Texas Automotive Services Department. Types of Utility Carts. Golf Carts. Gators. Toro’s. Vango Utility Vans. Vango Utility Trucks. DANGER.
University of North Texas
Automotive Services Department
Vango Utility Vans
Vango Utility Trucks
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, there are approximately 15,000 golf cart related injuries in the US each year.
Occupant ejections and roll overs are the most common accidents.
Utility carts are silent.
Cars have the right of way
Some carts are not equipped with break lights, turn signals, horns, or seat belts.
In a collision- the cart always loses!Why are carts different from cars?
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Video can be found at: http://blogs.wsj.com/drivers-seat/2010/05/20/what-happens-when-an-electric-car-crashes-video/
Utility Cart Operational Guidelines
Before driving a University vehicle (utility carts included) all employees must be approved to drive by Risk Management.
Click here for a copy of UNT Driver Safety Rules & Requirements (pdf)
Click here for a copy of the University Policy
Common Sense is key OP.020.003
“DWI Charge to follow fatal fall off of Golf Cart”
“Death By Golf Cart… Again”
“Lawyer dies after golf-cart accident”
“Motor Vehicle Homicide Charged in Golf Cart Death”
“6-year-old Lakeland girl dies after fall from golf cart”
For more information go to: OP.020.003