Children under the age of eight in Queensland have been banned from riding as passengers on quad bikes and wearing helmets made mandatory on roads and stock routes under a shake-up of state’s traffic laws.
The new laws, which came into effect on February 1, 2017 are part of the Queensland Government’s response to the high rate of quad bike deaths and accidents.
Last year, half of all fatalities in Australia occurred in Queensland — and in the past 15 years, 69 people have died, many of them under the age of 16.
Not everyone was convinced it would work, based on the reaction on the response from talkback callers on ABC Radio Queensland and Facebook today.
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