Doubling on a single-seat quad bike increases the risk of a rollover.
Do not double passengers on a quad bike that is made for one person. The extra weight of a passenger can make a quad bike unstable and harder to handle, unless it is specifically designed to carry two people.
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The seat on a single operator quad bike has been designed to allow you to move your body weight forward and backwards in an active riding technique. Carrying a passenger on a single seat quad bike restricts this movement and increases the risk of a rollover.
It may be convenient to double passengers but it’s not safe. Instead, use a side-by-side vehicle or consider using horses, motorcycles and utes to complete the task.
A person conducting a business or undertaking must provide safe systems of work for workers and visitors. This includes ensuring that plant such as quad bikes are operated as per the manufacturer’s specification.
- Quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles
- Rural plant code of practice 2004 (PDF, 0.63 MB)
- When buying a new or imported second-hand quad bike, you must ensure that it complies with the Consumer Good (Quad Bikes) Safety Standard 2019, including being fitted with a rider crush protection device.