SportsTran - Driving Instructions

By: Sportstran  11-11-2011
Keywords: Golf Cart, Utility Vehicles, Utility Vehicle

Read and Understand all Disclaimers, Warnings, Cautions and Danger items below.

No one should drive the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle without first being instructed in the proper operation and use of the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle's controls. An experienced operator should accompany each first-time driver on a test drive before allowing him/her to operate the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle alone. To ensure safe operation of the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle, follow exactly and in order, all of the following procedures. Read and understand all instructions prior to driving the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle.

STARTING THE GOLF CART OR UTILITY GOLF CART OR UTILITY VEHICLE

  1. Study and understand controls.
  2. Make sure everyone is seated and holding onto seat hand holds or handrails.
  3. Read safety warnings located on dash and (or) above pedals.
  4. Make sure wheels are turned in desired direction.
  5. Turn the key to the ON position and make sure nothing is in your path.
  6. Select direction by placing the Forward/Reverse handle or switch in desired position (F = forward or R = reverse). A buzzer will sound as a warning when the Forward/Reverse handle or switch is in the REVERSE position.
  7. Slowly press accelerator pedal. The park brake will release automatically and the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle will start to move. As the accelerator pedal is pressed, speed will increase until full speed is reached.

NOTE: If the Forward/Reverse handle is shifted into the NEUTRAL position, power will be cut off and the engine will stop running.

STOPPING THE GOLF CART OR UTILITY GOLF CART OR UTILITY VEHICLE

To stop the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle, release the accelerator pedal and press the brake pedal with your right foot until the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle comes to a complete stop.

PARKING AND LEAVING THE GOLF CART OR UTILITY GOLF CART OR UTILITY VEHICLE

  1. After stopping the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle, firmly press the park brake pedal until it locks. This will prevent the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle from rolling.
  2. Turn the key switch to the OFF position and place the Forward/Reverse handle or switch in the NEUTRAL position. Remove the key when the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle is not in use.
  • IQ System golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicles only: When the Tow/Run switch is in the RUN position (with the Forward/Reverse switch or key switch in any position), the “zero speed detect” function will prevent the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle from rolling at more than 1 to 3 mph (1.5 to 4.8 km/h) unless the accelerator is pressed. This prevents the possibility of a parked golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle (with the park brake disengaged) rolling away too fast to be overtaken on foot.
  • Gasoline golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicles only: Turn the fuel shut-off valve to the closed (OFF) position when the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle is not in use.

WARNING

  • Only licensed drivers should be allowed to drive the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle.
  • If renting or loaning the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle, make sure the driver is familiar with all controls and operating procedures before allowing the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle to be driven.
  • No more than two people should be on the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle at one time.
  • The golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle is not specially equipped for handicapped persons:
    • Be sure all persons can properly operate the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle prior to allowing them to drive the golf cart or utility golf cart or utility vehicle.
    • Be sure all passengers are capable of securing themselves in a golf cart or utility vehicle before allowing them to ride in one.
  • For night use, the golf cart or utility vehicle must be equipped with headlights, taillights and reflectors.
  • Stop the golf cart or utility vehicle before shifting the Forward/Reverse handle. Failure to do so may result in injury to an unsuspecting passenger and (or) damage to the golf cart or utility vehicle.
  • To help avoid being struck, do not stand in front of or behind the golf cart or utility vehicle.
  • Operate the golf cart or utility vehicle from the driver seat only.
  • To help prevent falls from the golf cart or utility vehicle, remain seated in a moving golf cart or utility vehicle and hold on to hand holds or handrails at all times. Driver should keep both hands on the steering wheel when the golf cart or utility vehicle is in motion.
  • To help prevent the possibility of serious injury, keep your entire body inside the golf cart or utility vehicle.
  • Do not leave children unattended on golf cart or utility vehicle.
  • To help prevent overturning the golf cart or utility vehicle, drive slowly straight up and down slopes. Avoid driving the golf cart or utility vehicle on slopes exceeding 20% incline.
  • To help avoid possible injury to an inattentive passenger and (or) damage to the golf cart or utility vehicle, avoid sudden starts, sudden stops, and abrupt turns.
  • To help avoid the possibility of losing control of or overturning the golf cart or utility vehicle, reduce speed for adverse driving conditions such as wet grass or rough terrain.
  • Do not use the golf cart or utility vehicle on public roads. It is not designed or intended for street use and should not be licensed for use on public roads.
  • Obey all local rules concerning golf cars.
  • The golf cart or utility vehicle should be driven in only specified areas by trained drivers.
  • Do not drive while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medications.
  • To prevent overturning the golf cart or utility vehicle, drive slowly in turns.
  • Use brakes to reduce speed when coasting downhill.
  • Operator must control golf cart or utility vehicle speed when going downhill.
  • IQ System golf cart or utility vehicles only: “Pedal down” or “pedal up” motor braking may be used to help control speed when going downhill; however, steep terrain or other conditions may require that pedal braking be used in conjunction with motor braking.
  • Driving through water may affect the brakes. After driving through water, check effectiveness of the brakes by gently pressing the brake pedal. If the golf cart or utility vehicle does not slow down at the normal rate, continue to press the brake pedal until the brakes dry out and normal performance returns.
  • When stopped on a hill, use the brake pedal to hold your position. Do not use the accelerator pedal.

Gasoline golf cart or utility vehicles only:

  • Do not shift the golf cart or utility vehicle out of forward while going downhill. If you do, you will not be able to shift into reverse or back into forward until stopped.
  • Press the brake pedal as necessary and partially press the accelerator when descending a hill. With the accelerator pedal partially pressed, the governor will cause the engine to assist the brakes in controlling downhill speed.

DISCLAIMER: The material provided above is solely for informational purposes only, and is not intended to supplement, modify or act as a substitute for the manufacturer's owners manual. This information is of a general nature and may not apply to specific makes and models. Consult your owner's manual for golf cart or utility vehicle specific information, or contact a trained service technician. Sports Transportation, LLC expressly disclaims any and all liability for claims, rights, demands, expenses, actions, and/or causes of action whatsoever (including without limitation, negligence, gross negligence, breach of statutory duty or any tortious liability), arising out of or in any way related to any loss, damage, or injury, including without limitation death, that may be sustained by individuals or entities, or any property of individuals or entities, as a result, directly or indirectly, of the information provided herein.

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