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/
Use proper stopping/turning signals. Hand signals are required when operating a vehicle not equipped with electric turn signals.
Do not exceed maximum occupancy limits. Overloading a cart with passengers or cargo can cause an unsafe load on the cart, making it easier to flip or harder to stop.
When parking, place gear lever in “neutral” position, and firmly press the brake to engage the parking break.
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
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