FCAI WELCOMES NEW HELMET LAWS

The Queensland Government has introduced a new law requiring riders of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to wear helmets on public roads.

Farmers use ATVs such as quad bikes in their work and sometimes need to cross public roads. In welcoming the law, FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said Australian law requires riders to wear a helmet when operating an ATV in a workplace.

According to the National Coronial Information Database, injuries are the most common primary medical cause of death for quad bike related fatalities (33 per cent). Of those who died, 84 per cent were not wearing a helmet.

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