Golf Cart Operations and Reservation Request

Golf Cart Operations and Reservation Request

Procedures for Reserving A&M-Texarkana Golf Carts

  1. A reservation request form must be submitted at least one week prior to an event. We cannot guarantee a golf cart will be available if request is submitted with less than a week's notice. The form can be found here.
  2. The driver/s MUST complete golf cart training prior to event date. For inquiries regarding golf cart training, please email or call 903-334-6674.
  3. All carts must be returned to Central Plant after use, and the keys returned immediately to the UPD office. If the keys are returned after 5:00 PM, please call the officer on duty at 903-334-6611.
  4. Please be courteous and remove all trash from the golf cart upon return.

Golf Cart Reservation Form

TAMUT Golf Cart Responsibilities

  1. All members of the University community (student, staff, faculty, facilities, and maintenance contractors) who operate any mobile equipment must be trained in proper operation and safety rules. The University Police Department will provide training. If assistance is needed to provide training, please contact EH&S at extension 6618 or UPD at extension 6611.
  2. Members of the general public may NOT operate university-owned mobile equipment.
  3. University-owned mobile equipment is to be used for University business only.
  4. The UPD will accompany the new driver on a test drive to ensure that he/she is a competent vehicle operator. The Mobile Equipment Operator Training Acknowledgement stating that the employee has received vehicle operations training must be signed by the employee and be maintained by UPD in a Mobile Equipment training file. UPD will also collect a photocopy of the operator's current and valid driver’s license. All drivers must have a valid driver’s license and full awareness and ability to observe Texas motor vehicle laws.
  5. Training and verification of competency shall be valid for 2 years. After 2 years, the observation and review of these regulations must be repeated, a new Mobile Equipment Operator Training Acknowledgement must be signed, and a new copy of the driver’s license must be filed.
  6. All occupants must use all safety equipment provided when operating mobile equipment. (i.e. if seatbelts are available, they must be used).
  7. Operators shall not wear headsets of any kind while operating these vehicles.
  8. Operators shall not use cellular devices of any kind while operating these vehicles.
  9. Operators shall use extreme caution when operating these vehicles. Accelerate and stop in a smooth action.
  10. Pedestrians, bicycles, and automobiles have the right-of-way. Extreme caution and slow speeds shall be adhered to when operating on sidewalks or in pedestrian walkways.
  11. Operators should be diligent and pay particular attention to the needs of disabled persons. Limitations in vision, hearing, and/or mobility can impair the ability of a disabled person to move quickly away from a golf cart or ATV.
  12. Do not leave ignition keys in an unattended vehicle.
  13. At no time should more than the recommended capacity is to be exceeded, either by number of passengers or the load limit of the vehicle. All passengers must ride in normal, seated positions.
  14. The use of tobacco products is not permitted while operating these vehicles.
  15. All occupants should keep hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times.
  16. Any accident of any kind shall be reported to the UPD as soon as possible.

Mobile Equipment Operations

  1. The use of personally owned mobile equipment vehicles (golf carts, ATVs, etc.) is prohibited on university property. Contractors may use equipment as needed for the scope of their work on campus. Additional exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the Office of the President.
  2. All operation devices should be checked before the operation of the mobile equipment. Failure of these devices or other mechanical problems must be reported immediately to the supervisor, and the vehicle must not be used. The supervisor shall report the problem to the University Police Department (UPD) as soon as possible. Call Ext. 6611.
  3. All university-owned golf carts and ATVs will be maintained by the UPD and kept in a safe, working condition.
  4. The maximum operating speed for all mobile equipment is 5 MPH on sidewalks and 15 mph on campus streets.
  5. Mobile equipment shall not be parked in fire zones, handicapped zones, or in any place that would obstruct building egress. Whenever possible park in loading zones.
  6. These vehicles should not be driven under breezeways or porches that are connected to the buildings.
  7. These vehicles shall not be driven on steps.
  8. These vehicles shall not be driven into any university building with the exception of the high-bay utility area of Central Plant.
  9. These vehicles shall not be driven onto sports venues and fields except in emergency situations.
  10. These vehicles shall not be driven off university property unless public streets are the only means to reach a valid worksite location.
  11. Golf carts are not to be driven over grassy areas unless necessary and should not be parked in the grass.

Contact the University Police Department

University Police Department
Hours of Operation | 24 Hours/7 Days a Week
Central Plant
Phone: (903) 334-6611 or Blue Boy Emergency Phone