City of Lubbock declares July as Golf Cart Safety Awareness Mont

City of Lubbock declares July as Golf Cart Safety Awareness Month

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

(Press Release)

The City of Lubbock is declaring July as Golf Cart Safety Awareness Month. Golf Cart Safety Awareness Month will be officially recognized at the July 12 Lubbock City Council Meeting in Council Chambers. During the July 12 presentation, a special recognition will be read and presented to Tim Siegel, Executive Director of Team Luke Hope for Minds. 

On July 28, 2015, 9-year-old Luke Siegel was involved in a golf cart accident that nearly took his life. The accident involved another 9-year-old boy. There was no adult supervision, no helmet, and no parent on-board.

The goal of Golf Cart Safety Awareness Month is to create public awareness of State laws governing the use of golf carts and to warn parents about the dangers of children operating these vehicles.

“Golf carts can be perceived as fun toys by children. It is important for both parents and youngsters to be aware of the laws that prohibit children operating these vehicles, Mayor Dan Pope said. "Citizens, neighbors, and parents need to be aware of these laws and to protect our children.”

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