As part of their drivers’ safety education for kids, the kartSTART National GoKart tour is zooming its way to St-Eustache this week.
Led by former professional race car driver, Russ Bond, the tour travels across Canada every summer and puts kids behind the driver’s seat to teach them about road safety and environment faced by motorists.
Plus, it’s a lot of fun.
The half-day course teaches the mini-drivers about the physics and dynamics of driving a motorized vehicle by expert instructors, both in a classroom and on the road in a closed course.
The kids are taught how to use the throttle, brakes and steering as well as how to function together.
New to this year’s program is a professionally-designed go-kart made accessible for kids with physical disabilities so they can drive too. The go-kart looks the same as the other karts but offers hand-controlled throttle and braking built into the steering wheel.
“What’s great about the kartSTART program is kids are not only given the opportunity to experience being behind the wheel of a motorized vehicle, many for the first time, but they’re becoming familiar with the mechanics of driving well before they can get a license,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Toyota Canada Inc. “KartSTART is helping create better, safer future Canadian drivers.”
Kids as young as 10 years old can register online and get behind the wheel from August 15 to 17.
When: August 15-17
Time: 8:30 am – 2 pm and 12 pm – 6 pm
Where: Autodrome St- Eustache – 1016 Boulevard Arthur-Sauve, St-Eustache