Ride ready

Ride ready More than 70 people have been killed on quad bikes in Queensland since 2001 — approximately 30 per cent of all quad bike-related deaths in Australia.

Queensland also has the highest number of quad bike-related hospitalisations with around 1500 between 2009 – 2013. In addition there were approximately 3000 quad bike-related emergency department presentations and more than 1000 ambulance attendances.

These statistics are too high and the emotional and financial costs to families and the community are huge.

The Ride ready campaign aims to reduce the rate of quad bike deaths and injuries and is part of the Statewide plan for improving quad bike safety in Queensland 2016 - 2019 (PDF, 4009.62 KB). The plan was developed by the Queensland Government as an initiative to raise awareness of the risks associated with quad bike use and improve rider’s safety skills.

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Quad bike risk profile

Quad bikes are a popular vehicle used by farmers, producers, local and state governments, search and rescue teams, recreation clubs and adventure tourism and personal recreation. Read about the types of incidents, injuries and key risk factors.

Ride ready advertisements

Ride ready - helmets

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    • Head injuries.

      Don’t let them be the last thing on your mind.

      Always wear a helmet

      Always Ride ready.

      Search Ride ready for rider tips.

      Authorised by the Queensland Government, Brisbane.

      RUN TIME: 30 seconds.

Ride Ready - kids

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    • Jake, 30 kilos.

      Adult quad bike, 300 kilos.

      Adult size quad bikes aren't made for kids.

      Always Ride ready.

      Search Ride ready for rider tips.

      Authorised by the Queensland Government, Brisbane.

      RUN TIME: 31 seconds

Ride Ready - loads

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    • Loaded quad bikes tip on slopes.

      So stop and think before you tackle steep terrain.

      Always Ride ready.

      Search Ride ready for rider tips.

      Authorised by the Queensland Government, Brisbane.

      RUN TIME: 30 seconds

Ride ready posters

Doubling poster
That's why we never double (PDF, 1975.66 KB)
That's why we always wear helmets
That's why we always wear helmets (PDF, 2709.46 KB)
Overloading poster
That's why he doesn't load more than the bike can handle (PDF, 1875.83 KB)
Kids poster
That's why he rides a kid-sized bike (PDF, 2224.74 KB)
Training poster
That's why Katie's had rider training (PDF, 1949.53 KB)

How Ride ready are you?

Take our Ride ready challenge to find out.

Have some quad bike safety tips you want to share?

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Your quad bike safety tips

Slow down when approaching the top of a hill as you never know what’s over the rise.
Anonymous

Last updated
17 May 2017