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Beware Go Karting

Tenerife, Spain
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Beware Go Karting

Anyone thinking of going go karting be aware the safety regulations are not of high standard as they are in Britain. Recently a friend of mine broke her back and was in hospital for 6 weeks and 6 months in a brace after head butting the steering wheel due to there being no safety harness around her and no protective clothing

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1. Re: Beware Go Karting

It's never the same abroad in comparison to the UK whether it's sports or even a taxi drive. Sense prevails in all these sports and hire vehicles.

Edited: 07 December 2011, 07:05
Poole, United...
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2. Re: Beware Go Karting

The only safety gear I've ever had when karting in the UK is a helmet and overalls. None of the karts I've used have ever had safety harnesses so this is nothing unusual. Motor racing is dangerous, end of.

You say she was injured due to there being no harness, or was it just she was going too fast for the conditions and crashed.

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3. Re: Beware Go Karting

Do remember most insurances holiday makers have are voided if you take part in a "dangerous" sport or pastime.

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