Nine quad bike fatalities since start of 2017

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Nine people have been killed in quad bike related incidents since the beginning of this year.

According to Safe Work Australia figures, five of the fatalities have occurred in New South Wales while the State of Queensland has recorded two quad bike fatalities.

The remaining two fatalities have occurred in South Australia and Victoria.

Quad bikes are a major cause of death and serious injury in rural workplaces. Safe Work Australia says many of the incidents are associated with rollovers.

In 2016, there were 10 quad bike-related fatalities in Australia. The fatalities included workers and non-workers. The safety watchdog says 50% of quad bike fatalities in 2016 were related to rollovers.

Safe Work Australia recommends the following safety tips for quad bike users-:

  • choose the right vehicle for the job
  • riders must be trained
  • wear a helmet
  • don’t let kids ride adult bikes.

2 thoughts on “Nine quad bike fatalities since start of 2017

  1. Wow…9 fatalities in less than 6 months compared to 10 last year! They aren’t good stats. There has been so much focus on quad bike safety lately but people keep dying.

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