It is well into summer now and millions of men and women will be out on the golf course trying to beat par or improve their golf game by a stroke or two. While golfers are on the course, I doubt if many are concerned with a lurking danger that can ruin an otherwise great day (and I am not talking about a lot of bogeys). The danger can be found in that wonderful invention, the golf cart.

There have been reports in industry circles about the rise of golf cart accidents. People have been killed or seriously injured after being hit by a golf cart. A good friend of ours had her shoulder shattered when she was hit by a golf cart while on the course. Now, golf carts are supposed to be safe vehicles, even as we drive them without much concern all over the golf course (and off the golf path). There are not many (if any) regulations on the safety or use of the carts, so accidents and resulting injuries are going to occur. The questions then arise: who is responsible and who is going to pay for the injury claims (and property damage claims) if any?

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