Focus on Golf Cart Safety
One of the treasured traditions of Ocean Reef is the golf cart lifestyle. In describing so many of The Reef’s conveniences, the most frequently heard line is, “just a golf cart ride away.” But golf carts can be dangerous and serious accidents have occurred. Additionally, with the increase in carts on Ocean Reef roads (see 2020 Census graphic on page 4), there also needs to be an increased focus on safety.
Here are key Driver Responsibilities as posted on every cart in the Club’s fleet:
Driving while impaired and open container of alcohol laws are strictly enforced.
All traffic signs and rules of the road. No road carts are allowed on golf courses.
Quick sharp turns, quick sudden starts and stops, overloading passenger carts. Passengers do fall out.
Use Seat Belts
Passengers must be seated with children seat belted. Children are not permitted in laps nor “steering” the cart.
Have resulted from unsafe driving practices.
Lessee is responsible for any and all damage, regardless of how or by whom damage resulted.
Permits & Licenses
A family member of Club Members who is at least ten may take the written and driving test to earn a learners permit. Permitted drivers must be accompanied by someone 18 years or older and wear the lanyard provided by Public Safety when driving a cart. A family member at least 12 who has possessed an ORC learners permit for at least a year may apply for an Ocean Reef Golf Cart License. A valid state driver license is required for all other drivers. For the safety for all in our community, the cooperation of all drivers is essential and greatly appreciated.