Let your kids learn to drive earlier with kartSTART
We've talked about the kartSTART program before. It's a fantastic way to teach kids as young as 8 years old not only how to drive, but also the importance of vehicle dynamics and safety. Fellow journalist and ex-racer Russ Bond has done fantastic work since the program's launch a few years ago, and has slowly been expanding not only its popularity, but also its reach.
Essentially, the program gives kids one-on-one attention from highly trained instructors with basics like accelerating, braking, turning in a vehicle that's their own size: a kart. And kartSTART also works with the entire family by going through all of the various new safety systems found on new vehicles and how they work in real life.
Now, with Toyota Canada's continued sponsorship, kartSTART is expanding its schedule to five provinces this summer. Starting in mid-July and stretching through the end of August, the program will be visiting karting facilities in Chilliwack, BC; Calgary, AB; Innisfil, ON, Montreal, QC and Halifax, NS. They estimate being able to educate over 1,000 children over the course of the summer.
For a more detailed schedule and information, or to enroll your family in the program, visit kartSTART.ca.