Roll over protection devices now mandatory for new quad bikes

Bryce Eishold
By Bryce Eishold
October 4 2021 - 1:30am
SAFETY FIRST: Gippsland dairy farmer and agent Roger Tweddle with grandson Corey Ford at his family's Darnum dairy farm where they use quad bikes on a daily basis.

Imported new and second-hand quad bikes will now legally require rollover protection equipment in a bid to improve farm safety and curb one of the biggest causes of deaths on Australian farms.

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Bryce Eishold

Bryce Eishold

Journalist

Bryce is an agricultural journalist for Australian Community Media's Stock & Land. He covers all aspects of ag from markets to politics and everything in between. Bryce is also the president of the Rural Press Club of Victoria. Email bryce.eishold@stockandland.com.au.