Earlier today a special recognition was held declaring the month of July Golf Cart Safety Awareness Month.

In the recognition Tim Siegel, father to Luke Siegel who suffered serious injuries after a near fatal golf cart crash in July 2015, spoke as an advocate for safety and awareness.

According to the video approximately 13,000 golf cart accidents occur each year and one golf cart related death occurs each week. A third of the accidents involve small children who are allowed to drive the carts as some people see them as safe for those who cannot yet legally drive.

Tim Siegel said he felt that he had a calling and a duty to bring awareness and educate citizens about the dangers of golf carts. He also calls Lubbock citizens to watch out for kids on golf carts and to make sure they talk to parents about the dangers involved with unsupervised children driving around town.