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Toyota Canada supports KartSTART program

Sustained by Toyota Canada Inc. kartSTART program today announced that 133 young people involved in organized kartSTART programs in Ontario and Quebec in 2012.

"I'm really pleased with the progress made by the kartSTART program during this year," announced Russ Bond, administrator kartSTART. "You never get tired of seeing the reaction of children who drive a motorized vehicle by themselves for the first time - this is something that makes me as happy as parents. "

Diana Robertson attends has one of kartSTART Ontario programs at Sunset Speedway, along with her two children. She did echo the comments of parents whose children had participated in the program in 2012 "Thank you for this wonderfully insightful way to introduce our children to safe driving -. They really amuses me ... also, of elsewhere. "

KartSTART the program began in 2011 in Ontario and was extended in 2012 in Quebec Quebec events were held at the Autodrome St. Eustache and participation in this two-day program was impressive. - 53 participants in total . The events of Ontario took place at Sunset Speedway and brought together 80 participants. Many participants were of two steps that had never driven a motorized vehicle before. They have now, thanks to this experience, a better understanding of control systems and security.

The Chief Instructor Mike Goodyear was on site for all events. He noted that some parents said they were "very nervous at the idea of ​​sending their children to a school of traditional leadership, as they had never driven anything other than a bicycle. One parent said he was reassured after having seen firsthand the progress of his son during sessions driving a kart. We know we did his job well when we hear parents. "

The driving sessions in 2012 have not been unattached open the eyes of participants kartSTART. "The demonstration of the Star Safety System Toyota, each participant has benefited, really highlighted the safety aspects of Toyota vehicles," stated Goodyear. "Parents have reacted incredible manner during demonstrations performed on systems ABS and Smart Stop (intelligent stop) - especially after having understood what these vehicles were capable. "

"Toyota is proud to work with kartSTART to learn more consumer technologies road safety and provide a fun and engaging way to learn safe driving way," stated Sandy Di Felice, Director at Toyota Canada. "The program will enable us in developing, reaching more Canadians and we are delighted. "

For more information on kartSTART, please visit www.kartSTART.ca

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