ATV safety: Australia requests changes

We all know ATVs can be dangerous. Farm safety advocates in Australia are calling for some substantial changes to ATV laws in Australia.

After a conference, the farm safety movement in Australia is requesting:

-Mandatory roll over protection on ATVs
-Stopping new sales of child sized ATVs
-Barring children under the age of 16 from riding and designing them so it’s not possible
-Barring passengers and designing them so it’s not possible
-Purchase cost of ATVs to include safety equipment

What do you think about these suggestions for Australia? Let us know in the comments.

Must be 18-years-old to comment.

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About Farm Safety For Just Kids

Farm Safety For Just Kids is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to rural children and youth. We produce and distribute educational materials addressing various dangers commonly found in the rural environment. Farm Safety For Just Kids is supported by a chapter network of grassroots volunteers located throughout the United States and Canada. The organization also has part-time outreach coordinators in several states. Chapters, outreach coordinators, and volunteers conduct educational programs to raise awareness about safety and health issues affecting their communities.
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One Response to ATV safety: Australia requests changes

  1. Jane says:

    Well, I guess the requested changes are good enough. The main purpose is for our own safety and that we should need to pay more attention for it.

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