Quad Bikes

A child wearing helmet and motorcycling gear does a wheelie on a dirt track

Safety of off-road motorcycles needs more attention as study shows two-wheelers account for more hospitalisation of children in NSW than quad-bikes.


UNSW researchers have welcomed a NSW government call to introduce a national five-star safety rating system for quad bikes, to help save lives on farms. 


A UNSW study of quad bike safety has found that one in two riders has crashed and about two-thirds of crashes involved rollovers, putting riders at risk of serious chest injury and asphyxiation.


Farmers and other workers who ride quad bikes are being strongly encouraged by UNSW scientists to participate in a new online survey to assist with research into the safety of quad bike use in the workplace.


UNSW researchers have released the findings of $1.3 million project aimed at developing a safety rating system for quad-bikes.