Accounting and Safeguarding of Assets
40.03 Security and Use of Golf Carts Issued: May 15, 1998
1. Authorized Operation of Golf Carts
1.1 Operation of golf carts is restricted to employees, student workers and volunteers of
the University. Individuals under the age of 18 will not be allowed to operate any
mechanized vehicle. No person will be permitted to operate golf carts without first
having been familiarized with the operators manual and safe operating procedures.
1.2 Operation of golf carts off University property is prohibited without the prior approval
of the President.
2. Golf Cart Specification Requirements
2.1 It is the responsibility of the Department to provide a charging device for overnight
charging. All power supply cables and cords must be impervious to oil, grease, and
other petroleum products. Only a heavy duty, three wire grounded electrical cord will
be utilized for connecting the charging device to the outlet.
2.2 All carts will be equipped with head lights.
2.3 All carts will be properly marked with the owning department’s name in one-inch, black
letters affixed to the lower right hand side of the windshield, and on the right and left
sides of the vehicle. Carts should be numbered within departments for further
3. Safeguarding Golf Carts
3.1 Operators will remove and properly store the keys when not using the golf carts. Also,
operators will utilize a locking device (e.g. chain and lock) to further secure the golf
carts when not in use.
3.2 Golf carts will be secured in the Central Receiving shipment receiving area at the end
of the normal work day. The University Police Department has the responsibility for
locking and unlocking the Central Receiving shipment gate for access. The cart used
by the President may be secured at the residence. When these vehicles are used on
weekends or for special events, they must be secured in the Transportation Center’s
drop-off lot with an approved steering locking device. The Physical Plant Department
is not responsible for damage to vehicles secured within the Transportation Center.
3.3 Departments with adequate inside storage facilities are exempt from the requirement to
store their golf carts in the Central Receiving shipment area. Adequate inside storage is
defined as space that protects the vehicle from weather, approved by the fire safety
chief, and has restricted access after normal work hours.
3.4 Vehicles which are not operational will be removed from the Central Receiving
shipment/receiving area. Transportation of inoperable vehicles to a repair facility will be
at the owning department’s expense.
4. Traffic and Safety
4.1 Golf carts will not be operated with more than the maximum passenger load prescribed
in the operator’s manual and will be operated at a maximum speed of 5 mph (pace of a
4.2 Smoking is prohibited when operating golf carts.
4.3 Operators of golf carts will yield the right of way to pedestrians and will utilize only
those walkways large enough to accommodate both carts and people simultaneously.
4.4 Parking of carts will be in a manner that does not interfere with the passage of
pedestrians or create a problem with the access to or egress from buildings.
4.5 Golf cart users/owners are ultimately responsible for operation of equipment under
4.6 All vehicle operations will be regulated by the University Police Department.
Contact: Vice President for Business Affairs
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