THE Tasmanian Government’s quad bike safety rebate has been extended to 10 October 2021.
The rebate scheme, which was due to end on 30 June 2020, allows farmers to receive a rebate of up to 50 per cent of the purchase price of an approved operation protection device.
Minister for Building and Construction Elise Archer said 103 applications had been approved since the scheme was introduced.
“The scheme will be extended until 10 October 2021, when the mandatory requirement for OPDs (operator protection devices) on new utility quad bikes under the Australian Consumer Law will come into effect,” Ms. Archer said.
“All quad bike users should wear helmets, let others know when they intend to use a quad bike, and be aware of uneven terrain and hidden obstacles that can make quad bike use particularly dangerous.
“Tasmanians should not allow children under the age of six to ride any quad bike and should keep children under the age of 16 off adult-sized quad bikes.
“The Government strongly urges quad bike users who have not yet done so, to take advantage of this rebate scheme whilst we continue to work to improve quad bike safety for all Tasmanians.”
Source: Tasmanian Government