World-leading vehicle safety research and best practice in the US says OPDs do NOT enhance Your Safety! But the Federal government is considering introducing them.
Speak with your local politician now and highlight the research on this website so the government does not make the wrong decision on Your Safety. The ACCC is looking at an updated recommendation to the Federal government on its pro-OPD recommendations. The original recommendation called on the government to introduce the fitting of OPDs on quad bikes (ATV - all-terrain vehicles) in Australia as a safety measure. The original recommendation was a misguided attempt to reduce the frequency and severity of injuries and deaths from rollover incidents.This recommendation flew in the face of World-leading research*. It shows that the wearing of safety helmets and compulsory rider education will achieve a better outcome.
Leading Quad bike manufacturers - whose interest has always been in the safety of riders - also agree that OPDs are not the answer to your safety. They say OPDs are flawed, unworkable and may put your life at greater risk.
ACT NOW and Say NO to the so-called ‘Silver Bullet’ solution of OPDs.
Go and meet the Federal Minister Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar or your local MP - State and Federal - and highlight that roll bars won’t solve the issue, nor will Subsidies - they are false Safety measures. But education, rider behaviour, the wearing of safety helmets and no child under 16 on adult bikes will make a significant reduction to injuries and deaths.
ACT NOW for safe riding for farmers and all other users.