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7902 Citrus Park Town Center Mall, Tampa, FL 33625

(813) 761-5699


  1. Mon - Thurs
    1. 12-10PM
  2. Fri
    1. 12-1AM
  3. Sat
    1. 11-1AM
  4. Sun
    1. 11-10PM
320 Towne Center Cir, Sanford, FL 32771

(407) 777-2876


  1. Mon - Thur
    1. 3PM-10PM
  2. Fri
    1. 3PM-1AM
  3. Sat
    1. 11AM-1AM
  4. Sun
    1. 11AM-10PM


Is Go-Karting Dangerous?

When all of the rules are followed, go-karting is extremely safe. It’s a great way for kids and adults to experience a thrilling ride around the track. It’s fun, competitive, and truly a unique feeling that you won’t get anywhere else. If you’re worried and wondering, “Is go-karting dangerous,” here are some things you’ll want to know to give you peace of mind.

Common Go-Karting Injuries Are Typically Avoidable When You Follow the Safety Rules

Some of the most common injuries experienced when go-karting include whiplash, burns, bruises, and sprains. The good news is that injuries are often avoidable. It all comes down to staying alert and abiding by the track rules.

Here’s How to Avoid Injury When Hitting the Track

Accidents happen, but when all go-karters are driving safely and following the rules, there’s a much lower risk of someone getting hurt. First, always choose a go-karting center that offers protective gear, including helmets, seat belts, and safety pads. This gear protects the most sensitive parts of your body.

Another important factor in staying safe on the course is to go at a speed that you feel comfortable with. While most go-karts can go up to 35 mph, this doesn’t mean that you have to go that fast. If you aren’t keeping up with others on the track – that’s ok! Go at your own pace, and enjoy the wind in your hair.

If you’re a more competitive rider, take caution when taking tight turns and passing or overtaking others and respect those who are going slower for their own safety. Keep your distance to avoid colliding with another go-kart on the track.

Is Go-Karting Dangerous? No! Come Enjoy the Ride at Elev8

Enjoy maximum fun at Elev8. We have an awesome go-kart track that’s powered by European engineering and innovation. There are plenty of ramps, turns, twists, and curves to keep you thrilled!

Ready to experience our state-of-the-art track? Call us today at 407-777-2876 or contact us online to book your adventure or to learn more about how to stay safe in the karts. Before you hit the track, be sure to fuel up at our delicious restaurant, Pl8 Bar & Grill!