FCAI CALLS FOR SAFETY MEASURES THAT WILL REALLY WORK

16th May 2018

Safety is the number one priority of the ATV industry but proposals to fit crush protection devices to the vehicles could cause as many injuries as they prevent. Any accident involving an all-terrain vehicle, or quad bikes as they are commonly known, is concerning and the industry always works to...
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TWO RESIGNATIONS EXPOSE FLAWS IN PROCESS BY ATV SAFETY REVIEW BODY

15th May 2018

One of the world’s foremost ATV engineers has resigned from a national safety review body, stating that the body’s assessment of a star rating system was flawed, as no critical evaluation was permitted during the group meetings, and that the outcomes were pre-determined.  The...
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Quad bike makers quit safety advisory panel, accusing ACCC of bias

7th May 2018

Hopes of reaching a consensus on a new quad bike safety regime have been dashed following the resignation of the manufacturer's representatives from a Federal Government advisory committee. "The deck was stacked, and not in our favour," said Scott Kebschull, a US vehicle expert nominated by quad...
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WORKSAFE VICTORIA REVISES ITS ANNOUNCEMENT ON OPDs FOLLOWING LEGAL ACTION BY ATV INDUSTRY

24th May 2017

As a result of legal proceedings commenced against it by the leading Australian distributors of All Terrain Vehicles (“ATVs”, or sometimes called “quad bikes”), WorkSafe Victoria has made substantial revisions to the announcement that it made in March 2016, “New...
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BE ATV SAFE OVER EASTER HOLIDAYS

7th April 2017

A visit to a farm or country property over the Easter holidays can be an exciting experience for all children but to the inexperienced ATV rider, the offer of riding one of these machines can be fraught with danger. If the opportunity to ride an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) is offered, there are...
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CORONIAL FINDINGS ON ATV SAFETY SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED

29th March 2017

The ATV industry has taken the initiative by promoting recognised safety practices and progressing the Coronial recommendations in order to achieve improved safety outcomes for riders. Since 2015, both the Queensland and NSW Coroners have recommended a number of recognised safety practices all of...
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INDUSTRY SEEKS URGENT ACTION TO STOP KIDS RIDING ADULT ATVS

10th March 2017

Australia’s ATV industry is urging State and territory governments to adopt the recommendations of previous Coronial inquests in order to fast-track better safety for ATV riders. The ATV industry and its representative body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, have been long-term...
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KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE ON ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES (ATVs) THIS FESTIVE SEASON

15th December 2016

Make safety your first priority when children are out riding on ATVs during this Christmas holiday season. The ATV industry’s representative body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), is urging parents to watch and supervise younger riders as the festive season is often used...
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INDUSTRY EXPERT URGES ATV RIDERS TO WEAR HELMETS

12th October 2016

An engineering expert from the US providing evidence to a Coronial inquest into ATV fatalities in Hobart, Tasmania, has emphasised the safety importance of riders wearing helmets. Scott Kebschull, from US-based firm Dynamic Research Inc and regarded as one of the world’s leading researchers...
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QLD GOVERNMENT AND ATV INDUSTRY JOIN FORCES WITH SAFETY FOCUS AT THE EKKA

12th August 2016

Australia’s ATV industry and the Queensland Government’s WorkSafe agency has joined forces to provide a focus on quad bike safety at the state’s largest agricultural show, the Ekka (Royal Queensland Show) in Brisbane. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), the...
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Victorian ATV subsidies should include helmets and training, says FCAI

25th July 2016

A more scientific approach is needed on ATV safety, and Victorian taxpayer money could be better spent on the strong promotion of known safety practices such as helmets and rider training says the Australia’s peak industry body representing ATV manufacturers. While the Federal Chamber of...
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Industry takes proactive approach with new 5-Star ATV Safety Guide

9th May 2016

A key communications tool in the industry’s new safety strategy for All Terrain Vehicle riders has been released to raise awareness about staying safe on your ATV. The 5 Star Safe ATV User Guide will be available through all ATV dealerships, and can be viewed through the Federal Chamber of...
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Positive start to 2016 for the Motorcycle and ATV Industry

7th April 2016

The motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and scooter market for the first quarter of 2016 was 1.6 per cent higher than the corresponding period in 2015.  These numbers include strong growth in off road (3.7 per cent), road (2.8 per cent) and ATV (2.7 per cent) segments of the market. ...
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Clarification needed on alleged operator protective device mandate for ATVs

17th February 2016

The FCAI is calling for clarification following media reporting this morning that operator protective devices (OPDs, also known as Crush Protection Devices or CPDs) will become mandated on ATVs in Victoria. WorkSafe Victoria is quoted as saying that “While it will not be compulsory for...
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CASR researchers urge ATV riders to follow known safety

12th February 2016

Researchers from The University of Adelaide’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) are urging ATV riders to undertake training, follow known safety practices and ensure their vehicle is appropriate for the task at hand. Welcoming the research report, FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber...
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Wishing ATV riders safe and happy holidays

16th December 2015

Summer holidays are a great time for Australians to be active and enjoy the outdoors. In regional and rural areas, this can mean riding an age appropriate ATV. This holiday period, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries is reminding ATV riders that known safety practices, training and...
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NSW Coroner’s recommendations on ATV safety

1st December 2015

The FCAI welcomes the NSW Coroner’s recommendations on ATV safety and is pleased the Coroner has promoted a number of known safety measures that can have a positive impact on ATV safety, including the serious matters of children on adult-sized ATVs; the wearing of helmets; carrying...
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FCAI welcomes new helmet laws for ATV users

30th October 2015

Helmets help keep ATV users safer when riding. The FCAI is pleased that the QLD Government has recognised this by mandating the use of helmets for all ATV riders on public roads, from November 1. ATVs are useful pieces of farm equipment that, when used appropriately, help farmers carry out their...
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FCAI disappointed with promotion of inaccurate star rating for ATVs

1st October 2015

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and side-by-side vehicles (SSV) are highly-useful pieces of farm and recreation equipment that are used across Australia daily. These vehicles are not toys, they need to be used appropriately. The known safety practices and training currently promoted by the industry...
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QLD Coroner’s recommendations on ATV safety

27th August 2015

The QLD Deputy State Coroner’s recommendations on ATV safety are strongly focussed on the promotion and take-up of known safety practices, which help keep ATV users safer when riding their vehicles. Welcoming Deputy State Coroner Lock’s recommendations, FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber...
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Staying safe on ATVs this Easter and school holidays

1st April 2015

As we approach the Easter break and with school holidays occurring or soon to commence around Australia, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) is reminding Australians that known safety practices and training help keep all-terrain vehicle (ATV) users safe when using their vehicles....
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ATV safety on farms

24th July 2014

This Farm Safety Week, the FCAI is reminding Australians that known safety practices and training help keep all-terrain vehicle (ATV) users safe when using their vehicles.  ATVs provide great benefits for farm owners/workers, allowing them to stand up for better visibility and dismount...
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Keeping children safe on ATVs this holiday season

17th December 2013

Known safety practices, training and supervision help keep children safe when using ATVs (all-terrain vehicles). Summer holidays are a great time for children to be active and enjoy the outdoors. In regional and rural areas, this can mean riding an age appropriate ATV. "As the holidays begin, I...
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