Go Kart Safety Regulations

Your safety is one of the most important things that you could ever keep in mind ( as well as the safety of the other drivers around your space ) when you are behind the wheel of any – sized go kart, and that is why I choose to write this piece.

The first thing I would like you to consider is the often – discussed safety rule that surrounds flip flops and sandals vs closed – toe shoes, and I am sure you have joined the debate at some point, right? Or at the very least, you have heard people discussing this on race tracks ( personal or professional, he he he he heh ) , youtube videos, and even online forums, in addition to countless other places both digital and in – person. People have different rules on this, based on the owner of each track and business, respectively, but the general rule that tends to hold the same in most places is that anyone who wants to drive a go kart on a public go kart track or race – way circuit ought to be wearing closed – toe shoes.

This is a safety concern and rule for many reasons ; for one, if while boarding ( or even un – boarding ) your go kart, you stub your toe and fall over ( among a list of a million other things that could happen ) , you could seriously injure yourself …. and they want to avoid this by all means possible. When you step off that platform or rise, you will generally need to step onto the go kart itself, where it’s waiting on a nice, long line of go karts ( and the people both behind and in front of you, in line, will usually do the same ) . But sometimes ( and believe me …. people have even sued go kart rental businesses over this ) , people mount or dismount too fast, and the feet and toes are the first areas to get bumped, bruised or even clipped or crushed ( in those rare, worst – case scenarios, of course ) . Plus, if you should ever roll – over and fall out of your go kart, it’s easy for any other go kart passing by to run over your feet ( and shoes, in any case, would better protect you …. though not offer full protection ) . Wearing shoes is also cleaner ( doesn’t spread athlete’s foot, foot fungus, etc ) and looks more professional in a public setting.