HOUSTON (July 08, 2015)

With summer in full force and most of the rain (hopefully) behind us, many Houstonians are enjoying their extracurricular time with a few rounds of golf. But before hopping on that golf cart, the Red Duke Trauma Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center would like to shed some light on golf cart safety.

Most people don’t realize that golf carts can pose many of the same risks as other motor vehicles. Here are some statistics to keep in mind when operating a golf cart:

Along with these statistics, here are some basic safety guidelines to abide by:

Of course these aren’t the only rules to consider when it comes to golf cart safety. To ensure your protection, make sure to follow same rules of the road as you would in your own car.