Research on quad bike safety could save lives
A NEW research project that aims to reduce the high rates of injury on farms has been announced by the New South Wales Government, to better understand attitudes and behaviours around quad bikes and their use.
The NSW Government will also work closely with the Federal Government to improve existing quad bike safety systems after a joint meeting with Senator Michaela Cash, in Canberra last week.
More than 115 people have been killed in quad bike accidents on Australian farms since 2011, with 32 in NSW.
Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair said the joint project between NSW DPI and SafeWork NSW would assist in understanding the effectiveness of current and future measures.
“We’re committed to doing everything we can to reduce injuries on farms and make sure landholders are fully equipped with both the knowledge and tools they need to operate quad bikes safely,” Mr Blair said.
“I would encourage any quad bike users to take part in this opportunity, which will help us understand how we can ensure injury rates drop as close to zero as possible.”
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SAFETY: The New South Wales Government is putting quad bike safety in the spotlight.