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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 in 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 near 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. Never allow children near quad bikes.

Find out more about this topic on Better Health Channel

References used for this topic page

More information:

Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety

Farm vehicles, quads and motorbikes

Worksafe NT

Quad bikes – a handbook for workplaces [PDF 670kb]

WorkSafe Victoria

Research & reviews:

Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety

Fast facts:

Quad bikes

  • Quad bikes or ATVs are a 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.

Last updated: 9th August, 2017