New quad bike safety program launched
The new quad bike safety rebate was announced at the NSW Farmers Conference in Sydney last week in a bid to encourage safer riding.
The Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program means rural workplaces across the state are now able to apply for a rebate up to $500 to implement safety measures that can reduce quad bike tragedies and injuries on farms.
Quad bikes accidents are currently the leading cause of death on Australian properties. With 22 fatalities in 2015 and over 200 in the past 16 years, quad bike safety has increasingly come into focus. The NSW Government hopes the rebate, which is available until 30 June 2017, will help to significantly reduce the number of quad-related accidents and deaths.
The rebate can go towards purchasing helmets, safer side-by-side vehicles, Operator Protector Devices such as rollover bars and be used to attend training courses tailored to farmers.
For further information visit: www.safework.nsw.gov.au.