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Golf Cart Safety


by Lynn Morgan

Think safety and stay alive!

Hi fellow golf cart-driving residents of Sun City West!

I noticed something and wanted to share with you, for everyone’s safety in the community as we drive around in our golf carts during the day, night, dawn or dusk.

If you have golf clubs on the back of your cart, please make sure towels hanging from the golf bag(s) do not cover up the rear lights (see photo).  On several occasions, I have witnessed one or both lights being covered blocking if a turn signal is on, if the brakes are being applied or to even see the golf cart at all. This is potentially a very dangerous situation. Please take a moment to check your carts for visibility and thank you.

One comment that was made, is to use arm signals (like when riding a bike) in addition to the blinkers.

Another suggestion is to make sure you have your lights on, especially at dawn or dusk.  Most motorcycles now have their lights on all the time to increase their visibility.

Thanks for the comments.  Any and everything we can do to improve golf cart visibility on the streets will help reduce accidents.

Thanks everyone for your consideration and cooperation.


  1. Larry McRae says:

    I have noticed that many golf cart tail lights are very dim and in many cases the brake lights don’t appear to be working some either don’t use their turn signal lights or they might not be working.

    Perhaps some organization could sponsor an inspection day at which cart owners could have a complimentary inspection performed.

  2. How about turning on your head lights at dawn and dusk so that you can be seen.

  3. Sandy French says:

    You might also mention that it is a good idea to use arm signals when turning

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