- Stop the Vehicle: Safely and calmly bring the vehicle to a complete stop by releasing the accelerator pedal and applying the brakes gently. If possible, stop the vehicle on the side of the road or in a safe area away from traffic.
- Turn Off the Engine: Once the vehicle is completely stopped, turn off the engine by turning the key to the “off” position and remove the key.
- Assess the Situation: Quickly assess the situation. Is there an immediate danger, such as fire or smoke? Are there any injuries? If you, or any of your passengers, are injured, it is important to call for help immediately.
- Call for Help: If necessary, call for help. Dial emergency services or call a nearby friend, family member, or colleague who can assist you.
- Use Safety Equipment: If necessary, use any safety equipment you have on hand such as a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, or warning triangles.
- Do Not Leave the Scene: Unless it is unsafe to remain at the location, do not leave the scene until help arrives or until it is safe to do so.
- Report the Incident: If the incident involves a collision or injury, it is important to report it to the relevant authorities as soon as possible.
Remember to always keep a fully charged mobile phone, a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, and any other relevant safety equipment in your golf cart. Regularly maintain your golf cart and ensure it is in good working condition before each use.