Go Karts in Toronto | Is Go Karting Dangerous?

February 06, 2014

Go Karting is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports in North America not just because of how much fun it is, but also because it’s an activity that almost anyone can participate in and enjoy.  However, one of the questions most asked by those looking to get into the sport is…“Is go-karting dangerous”?  Just like any sport, there are always inherent risks. However, here at GPK, your safety is our number one priority and we take every precaution possible to make sure you stay safe.

Here are the 3 reasons why go karts in Toronto racing at GPK is safe for the whole family:

1. We Check for “Fit”

Go Karts in Toronto

Go Karts in Toronto

At GPK, the first thing we always check before you enter the cockpit of one of our karts is that you are in the right sized kart for your height. We have both junior and senior sized karts with adjustable seating and pedal extenders so that we can properly ensure that you are strapped in just right and can appropriately reach the gas and brake pedals.  Being fitted in the right kart for your height and physical strength will improve your handling of the kart, and allow you to be as fast as you possibly could be.

2. A pre-race orientation is a requirement

It’s very difficult to perform your best if you’re not aware of the rules and regulations that you are expected to follow.  That’s why when you race at GPK, we require all drivers to participate in a quick pre-race briefing before they hit the track.  This briefing will not only cover important track rules and etiquette like no blocking, bumping or cutting off other racers, but will also convey important information on how to safely and properly operate your kart at every point throughout the race experience. Following the information that we provide you with in this briefing will not only keep you and everyone you share the track with safe, but will also ensure that you have the best experience imaginable.

3. State-of-the-Art Safety Technology

We at GPK have done our homework when it comes to go-karts in Toronto technology and safety protocols, and as such, have delivered you with the safest and most exhilarating product on the market.  The go-karts we operate are entirely electric, which means no fumes and no emissions.  They are also all equipped with “remote shutoff” capabilities, so we can control the speed of our karts or the power that goes to them with a push of a button on a hand-held remote.  This allows us to monitor races and ensure safety during critical driving situations. All of our karts also have 4-point harness seat belts, a 360 degree wrap-around poly-ethylene protective bumper system, and steering wheel bumper-pads that will keep you safe in case of a collision.  With all of this state-of-the-art technology surrounding you as you climb aboard, you can rest assured that you are as safe as can be behind the wheel of one of GPK’s karts.

So the next time someone tells you that they would like to try go-karting but are afraid it’s too dangerous, bring them to GPK to discover just how fun and safe go-karting can be!


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