Quad bikes

Quad bikes, sometimes called four wheeler bikes are not safe for use in all terrains. These vehicles are not stable and have been involved in many injuries and deaths mostly as a result of roll-over situations.

Always follow manufacturer’s instructions for vehicle use, wear a helmet and protective clothing when riding and ride in a responsible manner. Never allow children to play on or ride quad bikes.

Farm safety – quad bikes

Contrary to the name, quad bikes are not safe for use in all terrains – they are four-wheeled motorbikes. These vehicles are not stable and have been involved in many injuries and deaths. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions for vehicle use, wear protective clothing when riding and ride in a responsible manner. Children should not be allowed to play around quad bikes.

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Fast facts:

  • Quad bikes or ATVs are the most common cause of death on farms.
  • Prevent accidents by ensuring all riders are trained and follow safety precautions.
  • Follow manufacturer’s guidelines if you carry extra loads like sprays, as they can affect the balance on your bike.
  • Consider a properly fitted roll over protection structure.
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times when riding a quad bike.