Kids go karts are designed to be safer and more stable, with a lower centre of gravity that helps with keeping them from flipping over.

In this post, we share our tips on keeping your kids safe when they are using their go-karts to reduce the risk of a flipping accident.


Kid's Go Kart in red with boxes

Introduce the topic of kids go karts and how they work

There are a lot of things that parents need to keep in mind when they are purchasing go-karts for their kids. 

The first and most important thing is safety. There are a few ways that manufacturers have designed go-karts to help keep kids safe while they are using them. One way is by how the go-kart is balanced. Most go-karts have a very low centre of gravity, which helps to prevent them from tipping over. 

Another is how the go-kart is powered. Most go-karts have a governor on the motor that limits the top speed. This helps to prevent kids from going too fast and losing control of the go-kart. 

Some go karts have wireless remote control engine stops that a supervising parent can use to switch the engine off in an emergency. 

Finally, many go-karts come with seat belts or other restraint systems. This helps to keep kids from being ejected from the go-kart in the event of a tip-over or accident. 

By understanding how go-karts work and how they are designed for safety, parents can feel confident that their kids will be safer when using them.

Discuss the safety features of these vehicles

When it comes to go-karts, safety is always a top priority. After all, these vehicles can reach high speeds and are often driven on challenging courses. 

As such, go-kart manufacturers have equipped their vehicles with a number of safety features to help keep drivers safe. Perhaps the most important safety feature is the roll cage. This sturdy metal frame helps to protect drivers in the event of a rollover or collision. 

Go-karts also typically have seat belts to help keep drivers securely in their seats. In addition, many go-karts are equipped with safety shut-off switches that cut power to the engine in the event of an accident. These features help to make go-karts one of the safest forms of motorised recreation.

We also recommend having the go-kart regularly checked and ensuring your kids enjoy their rides by wearing the correct safety gear.

Parents should be cautious when their children are using their go-karts

Parents should always take safety precautions when their children are using go-karts. Ensure that your child is wearing the proper safety gear, including a helmet and gloves. In addition, inspect the go-kart before use to make sure that all safety features are in place and functioning properly. 

When using the go-kart, be sure to stay close by and supervise your child at all times. This will help to reduce the risk of flipping or other accidents. With a little caution and care, parents can help their children enjoy go-karts safely.

Offer advice on how to stay safe while using these vehicles

The best way to avoid flipping a kid’s go-kart is to drive carefully and avoid hitting large bumps or holes. If your child finds themselves in a situation where the go-kart is starting to tip over, quick action can help to prevent a flip.

For example, kids can lean into the turn to help keep the go-kart stable. As a parent, you can also teach them some basic skills and what to look out for to be safe in their go-kart.

With a little bit of care, kids can safely enjoy driving their go-karts without flipping them over.

At Zuma Motorcycles Wollongong, we take kids’ safety seriously. This is why we only offer quality-made kids go karts - so they can have a ball, whilst you have peace of mind.

View our range online today - lay-bys are available, just get in touch with any questions you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

What age is safe for a go-kart?

When it comes to safety, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of what age is safe for a go-kart. The safety of a go-kart depends on a number of factors, including the safety features of the kart itself and the skill level of the child operating it. 

Some go-karts have features like seat belts, roll bars, and padded steering wheels that can help to protect kids in the event of an accident. And, while most go-karts are designed for use by children ages 4 and up, some karts may be too powerful or too fast for younger kids to handle safely. As a result, it's important to consider all of these factors before deciding whether or not a go-kart is appropriate for your child.

How risky is go-karting?

Anyone who has ever been go-karting knows that these high-powered machines can be quite exhilarating. But for some parents, the thought of their children behind the wheel of a go-kart can be downright scary. So, just how risky is go-karting for kids?

Experts say that go-karting is relatively safe as long as proper safety precautions are followed. First and foremost, all go-karters should wear helmets and other protective gear. Secondly, go-karts should be properly maintained and inspected before each use. And finally, go-karters should be taught to drive responsibly and to follow the track rules. 

When all of these measures are taken, go-karting can be a safe and enjoyable activity for kids of all ages.

What safety gear can I get for my child and their go-kart?

Go-karts are a great way for kids to have fun and get some exercise, but it's important to make sure they're properly outfitted with safety gear to protect them in case of an accident. 

The first and most important piece of safety gear for go-karting is a helmet. Look for one that fits snugly and has an adjustable chin strap to keep it from coming off in case of a collision. In addition, consider gloves to protect the hands. 

Long pants and closed-toe shoes are also a good idea, as they can help prevent injuries if your child takes a spill. 

Finally, make sure your child knows the rules of go-karting before they head out on the track.