Golf Cart Crash Tests
By Torleif Sorenson on 6/5/14

Admit it: You like the idea of disabling the speed-governor on a gas or electric golf cart, so you can drive around in it and go crazy.

But as Yahoo! Sports golf blogger Shane Bacon points out, golf carts can be dangerous vehicles when used improperly. Toward the end of the video, one of the side-impact angles is particularly wrenching.

Earlier this week, 47-year-old Sherry Isabelle of Northfield, New Hampshire was killed when she let her five-year-old grandson drive their golf cart. The grandson plowed into the porch of Isabelle's home, pinning her under the porch.

The moral of the story: Please save the driving antics for the local go-kart track. We want you to be a golfer, not a statistic.

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H-T: Shane Bacon

[ comments ]
legitimatebeef says:
Shane Bacon is a douche. It's not right that he has a career as a golf writer, or any writer. The guy would struggle to pass a college freshman writing course.
joe jones says:
In our senior community we have almost as many golf carts as autos.Our aging population has it's fair share of golf cart accidents but it's hard to quantify whether they are caused by the cart drivers or the car drivers. In any case the cart always comes out second best. In one instance an elderly women ran a stop sign in her car and broadsided a cart. Her explanation on how it happened. The stop signs are for cart drivers but people who drive cars have the right away and don't have to obey the stop sign rule. Needless to say she lost her drivers permit. Thank God.
Dusty23 says:
Catchy tune, I'll be humming that the rest of the day
falcon50driver says:
The crash dummy should have a can of beer in his hand, to show the real hazard, spilling your beer.
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