Cart Safety

It is important if you are using a cart on campus to remember that this is a pedestrian campus and that they have the right of way.

Please drive cautiously and safely while on campus streets and sidewalks.

Each university department that operates powered carts must:

  1. Ensure all cart drivers are authorized to drive a state vehicle
  2. Provide all drivers with adequate training prior to operation
  3. Ensure each cart is mechanically safe to operate
  1. Authorized Drivers must be on the list maintained by the Office of Environmental Health & Safety, Risk Management and Sustainability, and:
    • Possess a valid California Drivers License;
    • Attend a defensive driving course;
    • Maintain a good driving record
  2. Training Program administered by the driver's supervisor, must include the following topics:
    • Pre-trip inspection
    • Operating Basics
    • Cart Safety Rules
      See CART SAFETY GUIDELINES provided for specific training content. Documentation of training completion must be maintained by the department.
  3. Powered Cart Maintenance
    • Do not operate a cart that is not properly equipped or defective.
    • All carts must receive an annual safety inspection at the Ag Operations shop.
    • A written summary of inspection results will be kept in department files.