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19 Aug 2020

Make sure your quad bikes meet the new safety standard

If you sell quad bikes in Australia, you will soon need to make sure your quad bikes meet certain requirements of the US or EU quad bike standards and have additional information on them to comply with the new safety standard. 
19 Aug 2020

New quad bike safety standard helps you check, compare and take care

136 people have sadly died from quad bike accidents between 2011 and 2019. This is why the Australian Government has introduced a mandatory safety standard for all new quad bikes sold in Australia.
19 Aug 2020

Quad bike fatalities have almost doubled in 2020 compared to last year

In the first six months of 2020, 14 people, including three children, have died in quad bike-related accidents in Australia, compared to eight in the whole of last year. Seven of this year’s fatalities have been in Queensland.
10 Dec 2019

Stay safe on quad bikes and side by side vehicles

Since 2011, 136 people have died as a result of quad bike accidents, while thousands more have been seriously injured, and the ACCC is urging people to be vigilant about safety when using quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles (SSV) this summer.
10 Oct 2019

ACCC welcomes new quad bike safety standard

The ACCC has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to improve the safety of quad bikes by introducing a new safety standard.
11 Dec 2018

The ACCC urges safe quad bike riding during summer holidays

Alarmingly, the summer holiday season is one of the most common times for quad bike deaths in Australia.
10 Dec 2018

Safe summer 2018

We want you to have a safe, happy and healthy summer. Many summer products can be unsafe if they are left unattended or aren’t used properly. To have a safe summer, follow our top tips.
22 Mar 2018

ACCC moves to improve quad bike safety

The ACCC has proposed major changes to improve the safety of quad bikes, including the introduction of a safety rating system, crush protection devices and mandatory minimum performance standards.

15 Mar 2018

ACCC targets quad bike, button battery and furniture safety

Chairman Rod Sims today announced the ACCC’s product safety priorities for 2018 at the National Consumer Congress in Sydney, and reaffirmed support for a general safety provision to be introduced in Australia law to reduce the risk of unsafe goods entering the market.

13 Nov 2017

Have your say about improving quad bike safety

Quad bikes riders and industry can make a submission to the ACCC’s quad bike safety investigation, with proposed reforms outlined in an