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kartSTART Presented by Toyota

is a unique family driving education program that travels across Canada every summer!

kartSTART is designed to give kids, teens and their families a true, real-world understanding of the physics behind driving motorized vehicles.

This course gives children and teens as young as 10 a driving experience in a vehicle that fits them — our go karts.

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The driving experience

includes an interactive safety briefing by professional driving instructors including one-on-one interaction; use of a professional racing kart; Snell approved helmet, and CIK racing suit. Karting participants take part in safety oriented lead/follow sessions with our instructors. Families will experience our Toyota Safety Sense demonstration exercises that are fun for the whole family. And of course we include a catered lunch for everyone.

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Our goal at kartSTART is twofold.

First, to give young drivers an initial understanding of driving a motorized vehicle., and then to give them their first experience behind the wheel.

Secondly, to give the entire family a better understanding of current Toyota Safety Sense safety systems available on Toyota vehicles. Find out more about the Toyota Safety Sense systems at

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Hand-Controlled Go-Kart

A professionally designed accessible go-kart made specifically for children with physical disabilities affecting the lower body is available so they have an equal opportunity to learn safe driving fundamentals with their peers.

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The Accessible Go-Kart

is designed to look identical to a standard go-kart, with hand-controlled throttle and braking that has been incorporated into the design of the steering wheel. A specially reinforced transfer seat has also been incorporated in the design of the gokart so that a person in a wheelchair can easily move themselves from their chair into the kartSTART go-kart.

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kartSTART & Toyota Canada

strongly believe in offering everyone an equal opportunity for a successful driving career and encourage each participant to be the best they can be.

An inclusive national program like kartSTART presented by Toyota is unique and heart-warming.