Rules for Driving Golf Carts and Motorized Vehicles
at Small Country Campground
Small Country has been advised by our insurance company that golf cart accidents are a leading cause of law suits stemming from accidents and injuries. While we like nothing less than setting rules and restrictions, we must. Golf cart waiver forms must be completed, signed and on file at the campground for all golf carts and all other forms of alternative transportation.
- All drivers must have a valid, current driver’s license; no children may operate these vehicles.
- Children under 6 must have a proper restraint (child’s seat, safety harness, or similar safety device). Remove keys to prevent a child (or others) from joyriding or getting hurt.
- No golf cart is to be operated with more passengers than seating is provided. Follow the manufacturer’s requirements for seating capacity. No passengers shall be standing on the outside of the golf cart. And no children shall be standing or seated on the sides or tailgates of other motorized vehicles. No children – other than the children of the driver – shall be in the back of a pickup truck.
- All occupants of golf cart shall keep hands, arms, legs and feet within the confines of the cart when it is in motion. Never back up without making sure there is no person or obstructions behind the cart or vehicles.
- Pedestrians always have the right-of-way. Always!
- Golf carts may be operated on graveled campground roads only. Stay OFF the beach and grass.
- Golf carts and other motorized vehicles must be operated on the campground at a speed equivalent to a well-paced walk and never more than 10 miles per hour. If you are raising dust, you are going too fast. Reduce speed to compensate for inclines, pedestrians, other vehicles, and weather conditions.
- Maintain adequate distance between vehicles and pedestrians. Approach sharp or blind corners with caution and reduce speed.
- “Joy riding” seems to have become popular. Use of golf carts must be restricted for transportation purposes only for the safety and enjoyment of other campers. Golf carts may not be driven during quiet hours (11pm through 8am) with the exception of campground employees and security.
- Drivers of ALL vehicles must assume and accept full responsibility for all inherent risks. Under NO circumstances is Small Country or its employees or family liable for accidents or injuries caused by our guests.
- Our insurance company recommends that every vehicle has lights, rearview mirrors, turn signals and parking brake in order to protect YOURSELF from liability.
- All basic traffic laws will be enforced.