The Zoomer Report: Golf Cart Injuries

If you’re a golfer, you’ve probably been lectured about the benefits
of walking the course instead of taking a cart. Well here’s another reason
to do that. A report out of the U.S. says there’s been a huge increase
in golf cart injuries in the last 20 years. You heard me right — golf cart injuries.

According to The American Journal of Preventive Medicine nearly 150,000
Americans were hurt in golf cart accidents since 1990. Most either fell off
the carts or were hit by them.

One reason may be that golf carts have become much faster and more powerful,
reaching speeds of up to 25 miles per hour.

You usually don’t even need a driver’s license to operate one.
And they don’t have seat belts or stability mechanisms — so a common injury
involves people falling off, particularly from the back.

So do yourself a favour — walk with your clubs and enjoy the scenery.

Photo © Fagnan


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About The Zoomer Report

Libby ZnaimerLibby Znaimer, a prominent Canadian journalist specializing in business, politics, and lifestyle issues, is producer and host of The Zoomer Report, a special feature on topics of interest to baby boomers and the 50+. It covers everything from health and wealth to leisure and volunteerism, from the special vantage point of the generation that has changed society in its wake.

Ms. Znaimer is also Vice-President of News and Information for Classical 96.3FM and AM740. Her first book, “In Cancerland – Living Well Is The Best Revenge” – was published in October 2007 by Key Porter.

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