30 Jan 2017

From 1 February 2017, children under the age of 8 are prohibited from being carried as passengers on quad bikes and utility off-road vehicles being used on a road, as well as any child of any age if they are unable to sit with their feet flat on the floor and hands on handholds. Additionally, as of 1 February 2017 the requirement for the operator of a quad bike or utility off-road veh...

30 Jan 2017

A North Queensland farm business which used quad bikes to muster cattle has been fined $125,000 following the 2013 death of a 21-year-old female worker. Employed as a station hand who also assisted with mustering, the inexperienced worker was not wearing a helmet when she came off the quad bike and sustained fatal head injuries. Head of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Dr Si...