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Keep safe when riding All-Terrain Vehicles and Side by Side Vehicles this festive season

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), the peak body for the ATV and SSV importers in Australia, urges all families to make safety the priority when riding off-road vehicles this holiday season.

Christmas holidays are often an opportunity to visit friends and family on properties around the country – properties where ATVs and SSVs are used as versatile farm machinery.  The temptation for younger riders to take these vehicles for a spin can sometimes be too much – and have fatal results. 

That’s why the FCAI is urging parents to observe the known safety practices when operating ATVs and SSVs these holidays.  It is especially important to supervise younger riders and ensure they only ride age appropriate vehicles and wear appropriate safety equipment.