Almost every single track across the globe has one particular requirement – wear a helmet! You can wear your own, but you can usually rent one while at the track. Even if the track doesn’t require you to wear a helmet, it is strongly recommended. This is because, in the event of the crash, you do not want to suffer a head injury, which can even be deadly in some cases. Wearing a helmet will only make you safer, and while it may be slightly uncomfortable at first, you’ll soon get used to it.
If you find out that the track helmets are just too uncomfortable for you, then buy your own. They’re not too expensive, and you’ll be able to get a much higher quality helmet than the one you get on track. Plus you can choose your own design. However, this is only worth doing if you are planning to go kart often.
If you are a safety first kind of person, then don’t stop at the helmet. Knee pads and elbow pads can all come in handy, just in case. You can never be too safe.
Another great idea is to wear a thick jacket. Jacket helps to absorb some of the shocks if you crash. This is because the harness can’t affect your body straight away and all of the shocks have to go through the jacket first. Therefore, it can help to reduce any pain you’ll feel if you crash.
Other than what has mentioned above, there is no other protective wear you can use. You won’t ever find yourself rolling a go kart over unless you’re on the extremely bumpy ground, so you don’t need a roll cage or anything like that. In most cases, just a simple helmet will be sufficient.