Safety information by device type

Recreation / Go-kart


Simple, small four-wheeled vehicles that are made available for the general public to drive and/or race on tracks. Go-karts may be gas-powered or electric.
Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 67.8% of recreation accident reports.

Record count:1778
Records that include age of victim:1381(78%)
Records where accident type could be determined:1713(96%)
Records with identifiable tradename:97(5%)
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Source: Public records provided by U.S. regulatory agencies under widely varying laws. Regulated industry sectors & devices and criteria for reporting accidents are different in every jurisdiction. 83% of the records were provided by three states (NJ, CA, and TX). 88% of the reports fall within the years 1999-2007. See the Data Sources page for more information.