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Quad bikes cause 15 deaths and many injuries in 2014

Almost all of the 15 quad bike deaths in 2014 occurred on farms, usually as a result of trapping the driver from a rollover, or drivers being thrown and suffering head or spinal injuries. Users of quad bikes should consider whether they are the most appropriate vehicle to carry out the task and, if they are, ensure roll over protection is fitted and always wear a helmet (required by law).
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Contractor Management System Survey 

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