ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Go Karting Track Regulations

Updated on January 19, 2013

Go karting is a fun and exciting sport. It has significantly increased in popularity lately with the emergence of more and more inside or outside race track circuits. Either for the highly skilled or family oriented, the kart tracks are wide-ranging in layout and designed to test the driver at all levels. Professionally operated tracks abide by certain rules and regulations in regards to necessary safety issues and it therefore benefits to have an ideal of what these are.

Appreciating the Circuit

Every go karting track distinguishes itself from any other by the varying signals, layouts, and designs available. On a more basic family orientated circuit, the basic go-karting rules relate to being respectful to other go-kart drivers and abiding by an accepted distance between the other vehicles. Also, if a problem should be experienced with a go-kart, a driver should simply pull to the side of the track and making sure to never step on an active and in use track. Although, if racing on a more professional and competitive karting track, it will be necessary to abide by several additional rules, from wearing the right safety gear to understanding the various flag and light signals.

Protective Clothing & Equipment

A basic rule to go-karting is to at least wear a crash helmet even on the slower, family orientated circuits. A go-kart is likely to come equipped with a safety harness or seatbelt to make sure a drive is well-secured in the event of a collision. If racing at speed on the more competitive circuits then it might be a need to wear the right fire-resistant clothing. Also, some go karting track leagues might insist on drivers wearing a full crash helmet with fitted neck brace.

Flag Rules and Regulations

If racing a karting circuit with face flags or lights in operation, it will be necessary to have a competent understanding of the meaning for the different flags. A flag waved by a course marshall is likely to consist of Green for free to race; Yellow for expect a problem, slow down; White for last lap of the race; and Red for stop racing.

Avoid Reckless or Dangerous Driving

Even if racing one of the lower-performance machines, a go-kart is likely to be a hazardous piece of machinery if handled inappropriately. A go-kart is a small and nimble machine, with a fuel-tank near to the driver, and offers the ability to go very fast. A key rule that is learnt early on in is to avoid reckless driving as this has the potential to flip or damage another go-kart.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)