View Full Version : Go-carting is a unsafe sport for muslim women

04-09-2010, 02:19 AM
The family of a young Sydney mother who died after her hijab became tangled (http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/family-sees-mother-strangled-by-hijab-in-freak-gokarting-accident-20100408-rvci.html?rand=1270785132097) in a go-kart says she was a devoted mother who was always willing to help people.
The comments from Mariam Dadoun's aunt came as WorkCover closed down the go-kart facility as it was unregistered.
The 26-year-old was visiting the NSW central coast with her husband and her two young sons during their school holidays.
http://images.smh.com.au/2010/04/09/1302706/kart420-420x0.jpg Police inspect the go-kart. Photo: Dean Osland/The Herald, Newcastle

But what was meant to be a fun holiday turned to tragedy when her hijab became entangled with the go-kart she was driving at Port Stephens Go-Karts yesterday afternoon.
She died in John Hunter Hospital after suffering severe neck and throat injuries.
Her aunt, who asked not to be named, said: "You can't describe Mariam. She was the best.
"She helped everyone. If anyone needed help, she wouldn't say no. She did a lot for everybody - for her friends, her family, her relatives."
The Yagoona housewife, who had been married for about seven years, had two boys, aged six and four, to whom she "gave all her time".
"She took her children to all the sports. She was very attached to them.
"She had been planning for this holiday with her children and her husband ... as it was the school holidays."
Detective Inspector Peter Fox, of Port Stephens Local Area Command, said today police had taken the go-kart for a mechanical examination, and would talk to the track's operators.
A report is being prepared for the coroner, Detective Inspector Fox said.
WorkCover, which is responsible for the safety of amusement devices in NSW, is also investigating.
A WorkCover NSW spokesman today said Port Stephens Go-Karts would be shut down as investigators had issued a prohibition notice on the operators of the track because the facility was unregistered.
He said earlier that prohibition notices were issued on two go-karts at the track.
One was for an unregistered go-kart and another for a go-kart "that did not have significant guarding", the spokesman said.
Go-karts are "classified as amusement devices that have to be registered for safety purposes", he said.
The spokesman said there were no specific rules on what drivers could or could not wear while using a go-kart.
But there were strict engineering rules that operators had to follow and "the operator of an amusement device has a duty of care to its passengers or patrons to ensure that their health and safety is not placed at risk of injury", the spokesman said.

The operation of such amusement devices was governed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, he said.

The owner of Port Stephens Go-Karts said she did not want to comment.
In February, a 15-year-old British schoolgirl was strangled to death when her scarf was caught in a go-kart wheel in Hong Kong.
In December, an 18-year-old girl in Cambridge, England, died after her scarf got stuck in a go-kart engine and strangled her.
Renowned dancer Isadora Duncan was strangled to death in 1927 when the scarf she had on was entangled in a convertible's rear wheel.


04-09-2010, 02:26 AM
I heard it's also unsafe for guys that wear scarves and drink Tab soda.

04-09-2010, 02:40 AM
i remember about 5 years back the go-carting place up the road from my joint had an incident also.

chick was SCALPED *shudder*

04-09-2010, 02:45 AM
i remember about 5 years back the go-carting place up the road from my joint had an incident also.

chick was SCALPED *shudder*

that happened over here too. The lady was apostolic or penocostal , but she had long hair and got it caught in the Go-kart over at Johns Pizza..

04-09-2010, 02:47 AM
More proof women shouldn't be on the road or even behind the wheel of something that has the power of a lawn mower.

04-09-2010, 02:50 AM

Edgar Erebus
04-09-2010, 03:30 AM
Driving while religious kills.


04-09-2010, 12:25 PM
wimmin are the werst drivers....even werst than chinks....IMO

no offense to the asian community here..

Professor Poopsnagle
04-09-2010, 12:49 PM
A similar thing happened here last week. A muslim woman got her headgear stuck at a playground and now she's suing. Stupid cunt.

netscape check two
04-09-2010, 12:54 PM
What's wrong with Tab soda? He wants you to have a good shape. Be a mind sticker.


Uncle Steezo
04-09-2010, 01:31 PM
Royal Crown +Crown Royal