You probably see them driving through neighborhoods, but new data shows golf carts might not be as safe for kids as people might think. Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found that golf carts cause over 6,500 injuries to children across the country each year, a significant increase compared to a decade ago. More than half of those injuries happened to children 12 and younger, and a majority of the injuries were to the head or neck. Parents should be careful about who is driving the golf cart, especially when there are other children in it.
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