[PEACHTREE CITY, GEORGIA] / AGILITYPR.NEWS / August 23, 2023 / Team Luke Hope for Minds, a nationwide nonprofit organization aimed at supporting children after brain injury, is taking a proactive step towards enhancing golf cart safety across the U.S. To address potential safety concerns and promote responsible usage of golf carts, Team Luke Hope for Minds is pleased to present a comprehensive set of initiatives to the Peachtree City Mayor and Council Members at its regular meeting Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
“There are more than 15,000 reported golf cart accidents per year, with 6,500 of them children,” Team Luke Hope for Minds Executive Director Tim Siegel said. “As a father of a child that faced a brain injury due to a golf cart accident, this is extremely near and dear to my heart.”
Golf carts have become an increasingly popular mode of transportation around the nation, including in Peachtree City, offering a convenient and eco-friendly alternative for short-distance travel. However, with this growing trend, it is imperative that safety measures are effectively implemented to ensure the well-being of both golf cart operators and pedestrians.
“Team Luke Hope for Minds works to support children and families facing pediatric brain injury. A major part of that is safety and prevention,” Siegel said. “It is tremendously important for parents and children to be safe on golf carts by knowing and following safety guidelines. It could make the difference in your child or another child's life.”
Team Luke Hope for Minds is recommending cities and communities undertake several initiatives to ensure the well-being of riders, especially children, when using golf carts. The proposed initiatives include:
Team Luke Hope for Minds firmly believes that by working collaboratively with the City Council, local authorities, and residents, we can create an environment where golf cart usage coexists harmoniously with public safety, most importantly, the safety of children. Through these initiatives, we envision safer, more informed communities that value responsible golf cart operation.
“As a prominent golf cart community, the city should prioritize and promote enhanced golf cart safety measures. I'm so grateful to Peachtree City for their willingness to bring attention to the importance of golf cart safety,” Siegel said. “If you are at the forefront of golf cart utilization, you should also lead the way in golf cart safety.”
Our mission is to enrich the lives of children with a brain injury and give hope to their families through support and education. At the heart of our services is the conviction that the health and well-being of these children can improve over time if families have access to educational materials, therapeutic services, and adaptive equipment for their children. We also believe that families can gain strength by connecting with one other. Visit www.teamlukehopeforminds.org for more information.