I can’t completely agree with you Jim particularly in this day and age where so many young kart racers are looking to use karting as a leg up towards the mythical motorsports ladder. If they don’t learn to stay away from the wheels of their fellow racers now what are they going to do when and if they step up.
Yes I am in the camp that feels that there are too many bumpers now. Motor racing does have and must have an element of danger in order to maintain it’s identity. Otherwise we may as well race simulators.