Quads bikes are an important part of farm life, but they are also one of the leading causes of injury and death on Aussie farms.
Between 2001 and 2017, there were over 247 deaths from quad bike accidents and there are over 650 hospitalisations as a result of quad bike accidents reported each year.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has identified two simple steps which could drastically reduce these numbers:
- fit crush protection devices (CPDs) on all new quad bikes; and,
- introduce a five-star safety rating system.
The National Farmers’ Federation, FarmSafe Australia, and many other organisations support these changes.
However, quad bike manufacturers have reservations about the cost of the ACCC’s plan.
We need the Government to back the ACCC proposals.
But to make the Government act, we need your voice.
Please inform yourself by reading the fact sheets below, and contact your local MP to voice your support for these changes.
For more information on Quad bike safety visit farmsafe.org.au or
Read the following fact sheets: