When teenagers turn 16, all the talk is about getting their G1 license (the “365” as they called it in my day). But as Peter Parker’s (Spider-Man) uncle says to Peter, “with great power comes great responsibility”. Driving is a privilege, not a right. And with it, education and safety must take front and centre. This is why educational programs like kartSTART are so important.
Jump Start to Driver Training
kartSTART Presented by Toyota returns for another Canadian tour this summer. The program gives kids as young as 10 a real world understanding of what it’s like behind the wheel of a motorized vehicle. Go-karts provide a great platform to educate kids about the importance of road safety. Participants not only get to play the part of a go-kart driver but look the part too as drivers are suited up in a race suit and helmet.
My son took part in the program last year and had a blast, despite the incredibly hot weather we had. Russ Bond and his experienced instructors were well organized as it was always safety first throughout. You can learn more (and see a video of the kids driving the track) in my post kartSTART Unique Driving Program for Tweens and Teens.
The 2017 kartSTART Presented by Toyota tour starts in Chilliwack, BC in July and ends in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the end of August. The half-day morning or afternoon session also includes lunch with an opportunity for parents to see the latest in safety developments in road cars. It’s amazing how hi-tech today’s vehicles are.
Participants must be 10 years of age or older and weigh between 60 to 260 lbs. Parental supervision is required for the duration of the session. Program runs rain or shine. Tour dates across Canada are listed below.
kartSTART Promo Code
The cost is $79 + tax per participant but if you use our promo code “KSTweenhood“, you’ll get $20 off the price! That means you pay only $59 + tax. To reserve your spot, go to kartSTART registration.
Tweenhood is giving away a pair of tickets for 2 families to enjoy a day at the kartSTART racetrack. Enter below for your chance to win. Giveaway starts May 26, 2017 and ends June 19, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST. Good luck!
This giveaway is open to residents of Canada 18+ only, excluding Quebec. No purchase necessary. 2 winners will be chosen at random and notified via email. The winner will be required to answer a skill-testing question and have 48 hours to respond, otherwise another winner will be chosen. Winners must register directly with kartSTART as reservations are limited.
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About Wendy Morelli
Wendy loves her 2 kids and her iPhone, not necessarily always in that order. She is an app obsessed mom who loves everything tech and is (unfortunately) old enough to remember the brick Motorola cell phone and the Commodore computer. Her love for technology stems back to the 10+ years of working for technology based companies. Wendy's alter ego, "AppHipMom" has been featured in Canadian Family, iVillage, Women in Biz, EverythingMom, BlogHer and Savvy Mom.