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 Golf Cart / Utility Vehicle Policy 

 

SPOTLIGHT

  1. PURPOSE
    To establish standards for the safe operation and use of Golf Carts/Utility Vehicles at Slippery Rock University.
  2. SCOPE
    Many departments use golf carts and other smaller vehicles to move people and materials around campus to fulfill their job related duties. This section is applicable to these small vehicles used for SRU business.
  3. POLICY
    1. University owned carts must have appropriate department markings on the unit.
    2. The number of passengers in a cart must not exceed the vehicle seating capacity.  If seat belts are installed, they must be used while the vehicle is in motion.
    3. Carts must comply with posted speed limits, stop signs, and other traffic control regulations.  On campus streets, the speed limit is 25 mph unless otherwise marked.
    4. Carts may be operated on sidewalks, plazas, and bike paths. The speed limit for carts in these locations is 5 mph. When moving through congested areas, speed should be no faster than pedestrians walking in the same area. Exercise extreme caution at blind corners and areas of crossing pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
    5. Carts may not be driven along streets with a posted speed limit greater than 25 mph.  When crossing intersections, cart drivers need to take extra care to ensure they are seen by other vehicle drivers before proceeding.
    6. Carts must not be parked where they block regular traffic paths, building fire exits, fire department connections, wheelchair ramps or curb cuts, or any other locations that may present a hazard.  Additional parking restrictions may be applicable.  Contact the Parking Office at the University Police Building for further guidance.
    7. Carts will be equipped with a working horn or bell, emergency light on top, and have a “Slow Moving Vehicle” sign.
    8. All drivers must be over the age of eighteen (18) and have a valid Pennsylvania drivers license.
    9. Cart operators are not permitted to drive while wearing devices that impede hearing, e.g., stereo headsets, earplugs, etc. Cell phone use is also prohibited while driving a cart.

02/24/2006

Paul M. Novak, M.P.H.

Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Stores I Building – 145 Kiester Road

Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Phone: 724-738-2465

FAX: 724-738-4282

 

Joel T. Brown

Fire and Safety Manager

Stores I Building – 145 Kiester Road

Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Phone: 724-738-2466

FAX: 724-738-4282

 

 

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