Utility Vehicles

What is a utility vehicle?

A utility vehicle is a vehicle that has a top speed of less than 35 miles per hour. Utility vehicles include:

  • Golf carts
  • General vehicles used by the grounds services and the maintenance departments
  • Powered mower and lawn care equipment
  • Small tractors
  • Fork lifts

Who can use utility vehicles?

University departments or contractors with a valid business need. Appropriate academic/administrative officers determine if the need is appropriate. Everyone operating a utility vehicle must follow the regulations.

Who can operate utility vehicles?

The operator must be an authorized and approved employee, contractor or student.

How to become an authorized driver

  1. Watch the utility cart safety video.
  2. Fill out the golf cart/utility vehicle training form.
  3. Submit it to transportation services and your supervisor.