Is the Polaris Slingshot Dangerous?
The Polaris Slingshot is a convertible three-wheeler. Just one look at a Polaris Slingshot will tell you that this vehicle is like nothing else on the road today. Because it’s so strange and special, you probably have quite a few questions. Is it waterproof? Is a Polaris Slingshot as fun to drive as it looks? Is it dangerous?
This last question is what we’re going to focus on today. Is a Polaris Slingshot dangerous? Our official answer is that, just like any other vehicle, a Slingshot is as safe or as dangerous as you make it. When you get behind the wheel, you’re the one in control!
The Slingshot is a three-wheeled motorcycle. As a result of this classification, the Slingshot does not have to meet many of the car’s crash safety standards. There’s no roof and no windshield, unless it is the upscale model. Even in the higher trim levels, your head rides above it unless you’re short. There are no doors or side windows, just a 7.5-inch tall windscreen. For this reason, it is recommended that you wear a helmet for safety reasons. Head injuries are the leading cause of serious injuries and fatalities in accidents involving vehicles like this. Statistics prove that an approved helmet is the most effective protection in preventing or reducing head injuries. Always wear a seatbelt, of course. Beyond this, you may want to wear eye protection to protect eyes from wind or airborne particles and objects. Here in Florida, you’re probably wearing sunglasses anyway!
The Slingshot is quick and powerful. Keyless ignition is standard, so you simply hop in, press Start, and go! It is very important to keep an eye on your speed. A 2.4-cylinder, 173-horsepower General Motors Ecotec motor is under the hood. Since the Polaris weighs only 1,684 pounds, that’s plenty of power to get going with some serious speed. It is so fun to drive, you may find yourself going faster than you realize. This isn’t a gocart though; you’re on the real roads with traffic and other vehicles. There are no airbags or roof, so particularly in the rain, you want to keep an eye on your speedometer.
We value your safety and take extra precautions to ensure all of our renters are safe. This is one reason that all renters must be 21 and older with a valid drivers license to rent the Slingshots.
Do you like attention? Do you want to pull up to a redlight and have all eyes on you? Then you’re going to love driving the Polaris Slingshot! A Polaris Slingshot is a vehicle and a culture like no other, and driving one ensures you steal the spotlight. You need to get behind the wheel and take it up and down Daytona Beach to know it for yourself. When you rent a Polaris Slingshot, you’ll want to be as safe as possible. This way, you enjoy all of the fun of driving a Slingshot without any scary, negative consequences.