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Safety Alert- Quad bikes: Prepare safe, wear safe, ride safe

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18 Dec 2015

Product Safety Australia have issued a reminder about safe practices for using quad bikes as we enter this holiday period.

Many Australians have died or have been seriously injured from quad bikes (four-wheeled motorbikes) – including children. Watch the video and follow the safety steps to prepare, wear and ride safely when using quad bikes.

Quad bikes are not ALL-terrain vehicles. It’s a popular belief that quad bikes can safely go on all kinds of terrain and surfaces. Unfortunately, this isn’t true – riding on steep slopes, rough terrain and even hard, flat surfaces (such as tarmac and asphalt) may cause the quad bike to become unstable and very dangerous.

Quad bikes can be fun and useful to get around in, but can pose a number of safety hazards.

Even if you are an experienced rider, quad bikes can put you and your loved ones in danger. 

Source: Product Safety Australia