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Bike Ban Follow-Up

16-Sep-2011

Following the item that appeared in The West this morning the RTRA contacted both Sue Wicks at KidSafe and Dr Gary Geelhoed from PMA.

Sue assured us that the KidSafe attitude has not changed: they would prefer children not to ride quad bikes (in particular), but recognise that they will, so KidSafe is more about encouraging responsible use than attempting to ban the use.

Dr Geelhoed agreed to provide data to the RTRA so that we could investigate the causal factors behind the increase in injuries that he has seen and that triggered his statement.

We are optimistic that we will be able to make the case that age is not a major predictor of injury and that other factors such as lack of protective gear, riding inappropriate sized / powered vehicles and riding without due care for prevailing conditions (which could be mitigated by closer supervision) are much more likely to be the main contributors.

Our objective is to work collaboratively with Dr Geelhoed, KidSafe and others to develop some effective strategies to reduce the injury rates - without depriving families of the opportunity to enjoy the activity.


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