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Government to Intervene on ATV Safety?

05-Aug-2012

The Federal Government is poised to make roll-over protection (ROP) on ATVs mandatory.

Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten has said the Government would intervene if manufacturers did not do something to curb the "unacceptably high" death rates and injuries associated with ATVs.

The debate has been on the boil for some time with opinion polarised about whether roll over protection reduces or increases the potential for injury. Many deaths occur each year from ATVs tipping sideways or backwards and pinning the riders - which ROP could prevent, but the prospect of being pinned under the ROP itself is seen as a risk.


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