Golf Cart Safety Awareness Month


At its June 21, 2024, Village Council Meeting, the Council adopted a proclamation declaring July 2024 as Golf Cart Safety Awareness Month. This is the third year the Village will recognize the month for this cause.

This Year’s Plan – Golf Cart Safety Awareness Quiz

Throughout July, the Village will be flooding the Village’s social media channels with our quiz questions and answers. Hard copies of the quiz are available at the Department of Public Safety, Village Hall, and Island Package Center. Islanders can answer the questions and submit their completed quiz to the receptionist/postal clerk. All those who submit a completed quiz will be entered in a drawing for one of three prizes. A gift certificate for Turtle Central, a golf cart seat cover, or a Village of Bald Head Island tumbler.


The Village of Bald Head Island is not the first place to recognize Golf Cart Safety Month. Golf Cart Safety Month began in Lubbock, Texas after a July 28, 2015, accident involving 9-year-old Luke Siegal. The accident involved another 9-year-old boy. There was no adult supervision, no helmet, and no parent on board. The golf cart tipped over onto Luke’s body and nearly took his life. He ended up having three brain injuries and multiple surgeries, which left him unable to use his limbs or voice. Luke’s father Tim founded a non-profit called Team Luke which later partnered with another non-profit called Hope for Minds to create “Team Luke Hope for Minds.” The group provides resources and support to families with children who have undergone brain surgery.

Golf Cart Safety Awareness Month will be observed on BHI for many years to come!

Help us get the word out!

Share our social media posts with your friends, family, and visitors traveling to Bald Head Island. You can do this not only during July but all year long. Throughout the year, the Village posts golf cart safety information on its social media channels, and most posts include a link to the video below. We also have a printable flyer that can be downloaded HERE and big round stickers for your golf carts for underage driving which are available for pick-up at Village Hall.

Questions can be sent to