At Cushman®, we pride ourselves on a long history of building safe and reliable work vehicles to help you get the job done. The longevity and safety of your vehicle are only as good as the care and maintenance you put into it. Although by no means a comprehensive list, the following tips and recommendations can help ensure that drivers and passengers of Cushman vehicles remain safe and enjoy their Cushman experience.
- 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.