RESEARCH TEAM

Caution urged on five stars

WITH PLENTY of discussion around a quad bike five star safety rating system from politicians, national farmer organisations, safety advocates and other researchers, I recently sat down and read through three coroner’s reports into quad bike deaths. All three recommend a five star safety rating system as a potential measure to prevent deaths on farm caused by quad bikes.

Ben White
Caution urged on five stars

The coroner’s reports make for harrowing reading. If you, your family or staff ride quad bikes on-farm, spend an hour reading these reports online. They will reset your quad bike safety thinking and serve...

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A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

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