Quad bike safety has been an ongoing issue in Australia, gaining prominence recently after the ACCC proposed major changes to improve quad bike safety, including a new safety standard, operator protection devices and minimum stability standards. The ACCC has also highlighted improving the safety of quad bikes as a product safety priority for 2019.

This National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) thought leadership piece briefly outlines the key issues around quad bike safety in Australia, with a particular focus on vehicle use in the workplace, and brings together several stakeholders with a particular interest in quad bike safety.