Ottawa children as young as 10 years old receive hands-on driving experience from retired professional race car driver
OTTAWA, Aug. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - The cross-Canada kartSTART program is stopping in Ottawa for the first time.
kartSTART is a fun and exciting way for kids to establish a solid foundation for safe and responsible driving habits well before they're old enough to get their driver's license.
Led by retired professional race car driver Russ Bond and funded by Toyota, the kartSTART program is a truly unique half-day course that gives kids between 10 and 16 years old the opportunity to learn some driving skills and vehicle safety fundamentals using a car just their size – a go-kart!
Photo and interview opportunities (with instructors and participants) will be available. Media can also try it out for themselves!
Ernst & Young Centre
4899 Uplands Dr.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
New to this year's program is a professionally-designed go-kart made accessible for kids with physical disabilities so that they can drive, too. The accessible go-kart looks the same as the other karts, but with hand-controlled throttle and braking incorporated into the design of the steering wheel.
kartSTART presented by Toyota would like to invite you to come and check out the program, and test drive our new accessible go-kart!
SOURCE Toyota Canada Inc.
For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: Brianna Scullion, Consultant, Corporate Communications, Toyota Canada Inc., Telephone: 416-454-3172, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Incorporated in 1964, Toyota has sold more than 4 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 285 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive....