Safety Information


  • Before operating any E-Z-GO® vehicle, read all warning labels and the owner’s manual. Contact E-Z-GO® dealer or visit for a replacement manual.
  • Except where permitted by law, NEVER drive on public roads.
  • Operators should have a valid driver’s license.
  • Do not operate any E-Z-GO® vehicle unless all occupants are properly seated and holding on. Driver and passengers must keep entire body inside vehicle while moving.
  • Operate vehicles only from the driver’s seat.
  • Always drive slowly in congested areas, on wet or loose terrain, and when backing up.
  • Drive slowly when turning and avoid sudden stops.
  • Always drive straight up and down slopes.
  • Do not coast, use brake when going down a slope.
  • Always fully engage parking brake and remove the key BEFORE leaving the vehicle. In an electric vehicle, set the direction selector to “neutral.” In a gasoline-powered vehicle, set the selector to “forward.”
  • ALWAYS bring vehicle to a complete stop BEFORE shifting the direction selector.
  • To safely start an E-Z-GO® vehicle, turn the key to “on” – select “forward” or “reverse” – release the parking brake – then SLOWLY depress the accelerator pedal.
  • NEVER drive any E-Z-GO® vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • NEVER leave children unattended or allow children to play on the vehicle.
  • NEVER leave the key in the vehicle when parked.
  • NEVER carry more than two (2) occupants on each bench seat.
  • Do not exceed weight capacity stated in the E-Z-GO® vehicle’s owner’s manual.
  • NEVER alter an E-Z-GO® vehicle to increase travel speeds above factory specifications.
  • ONLY authorized E-Z-GO® dealers should alter the vehicle using approved parts. Alterations not approved or tested by E-Z-GO can create unsafe conditions and increase your chance of having an accident.
  • E-Z-GO® vehicles require regularly scheduled maintenance. See owner’s manual for maintenance details. ONLY qualified professionals should service a vehicle.
  • State law or local rules may require additional equipment before an E-Z-GO® vehicle can be operated in your community.



Cushman® takes pride in a long history of building safe and reliable work vehicles to help you get the job done. The following tips and recommendations will help you ensure that both drivers and passengers end every work day without injury.

  • Read and follow all safety precautions outlined in the owner’s manual of your Cushman vehicle. Also, know and follow all state and local regulations governing the use of light-transportation and utility vehicles in your area.
  • Keep hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times.
  • Do not operate the vehicle on public roads, unless such usage is allowed by state and local ordinances and the vehicle is equipped with all safety features and equipment required in your area.
  • Never operate a Cushman vehicle under the influence of alcohol or any other substance.
  • In vehicles equipped with bench seating, do not operate the vehicle with more than two (2) passengers per bench seat.
  • Special care must be taken when using the vehicle in the presence of children. Do not allow young children or teenagers to operate the vehicle, particularly unattended. Cushman recommends that only licensed drivers operate Cushman vehicles.
  • Do not allow young children to ride in the vehicle without a supervising adult. Children’s feet must be able to touch the floorboard of the vehicle with their back firmly against the seatback, and they must be able to hold on to the safety handles on the vehicle canopy or restraint.
  • Under no circumstances should a child-safety seat or booster seat be used in a Cushman vehicle. These seats were not designed for use in Cushman vehicles and cannot be properly secured to guard against injury.
  • Make sure that tires are properly inflated before operating. Never install unapproved tires, including so-called “low-pressure” tires, on a personal-utility vehicle. Use of these tires can create an extremely unstable and hazardous operating condition.
  • Modifications to the vehicle, such as installation of a “lift kit” or rear-facing seat, can change the operating characteristics of the vehicle. Always be sure you understand and are mindful of the ways in which a modification can alter a vehicle’s behavior. Also, if modifying a vehicle, we recommend the use of Cushman Genuine Parts and Accessories, which have been tested to conform to safe operating standards and conditions. Cushman Genuine Parts and Accessories are available at your local Cushman dealer.
  • Do not modify your Cushman vehicle to go faster than the speed at which it was designed to operate from the factory. Such modifications cause the vehicle to operate at a speed and in a manner for which it was not intended, designed or tested. Such modifications also are often in violation of federal, state and local laws governing the use of light-transportation and utility vehicles.
  • Passengers in a rear-facing seat must use particular care, since they cannot see the upcoming path of the vehicle or possible approaching hazards. Rear-facing passengers must always hold on to safety handles and keep their feet firmly placed upon the vehicle’s floorboard.

This is not an exhaustive list of safety guidelines and precautions. No list, however lengthy, could ever cover all of the possible operating situations and conditions for every Cushman vehicle in every possible environment. If you have any questions about safe and proper use of your Cushman vehicle, please contact Cushman at 1 (800) 241-5855.

Again, no safety feature or guideline will replace the old-fashioned common sense of responsible drivers and passengers. Please operate your Cushman vehicle responsibly, and thank you for supporting Cushman.