There are approximately 380,000 quad bikes in operation in Australia used for in workplaces, recreation, adventure tours and competitive racing. About 20,000 quad bikes are sold each year in Australia and they are one of the leading causes of death and injury on Australian farms.
The ACCC has established a taskforce to conduct an investigation into quad bike safety and consider the merits of implementing a safety standard for quad bikes under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
As part of this process, the ACCC has released the Quad Bike Safety Issues Paper (available below) for consultation. The Issues Paper includes a series of questions that the ACCC is considering as part of their investigation. Responses will be used to inform a cost benefit analysis and any draft recommendations.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 2017