Dec 1st 2022
Most quad bikes comply with national safety standards - ACCC
The Australian Composition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says that 94 per cent of new quad bikes meet Australian safety standards, more than a year after the new legislation came into force.
"It's encouraging to see compliance with the standard has improved from 84 per cent in 2021 to 94 per cent this year," ACCC Deputy Chair Mick Keogh said.
"It shows that manufacturers and dealers are taking their obligations seriously and have cooperated with our investigations, taking steps to fix problems when necessary."
Quad bikes are the leading cause of death on Australian farms. According to Safe Work Australia, there were eleven quad-bike fatalities in 2021. So far this year, nine people have been killed in quad-bike incidents.
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