Quad bike riding is great fun but inexperienced riders can put themselves and others at great risk if they don’t know how to expertly handle their vehicle.

Used recreationally Quad bikes are also commonly used within farms, stations, shires and some mining leases within WA.  Their poor safety record has seen a number of organisations ban or limit their use.  Unfortunately, accidents involving recreational quad bikes are common in the sand dunes north of Perth where the RAC’s Rescue Helicopter conducts regular rescue missions.

The key to riding a quad bike safely is education, training and practice.

The RAC Driving Centre trainer Terry shares his top 5 tips for getting the most out of riding a quad bike, be it for work or recreational purposes:

  1. Selecting the correct type of quad bike is crucial – check that the quad bike is rated and suitable for the rider’s age and type of terrain in which it will be used.
  2. Avoid quad bike riding alone – a minimum of two riders is safe practice; in case of an emergency the other person can seek help.
  3. Be familiar with the terrain – ride within your skill level and your ATV’s capabilities.
  4. Protect yourself – never ride any sort of motorbike without a helmet and always wear protective clothing.
  5. Get skilled – consider taking an ATV training course from a professional trainer.

Interested in more tips on quad bikes? Why not check out our Quad Bike Course which provides hands on training.  The course also makes a great gift for any quad bikers you may know!

Terry - A passionate motorbike rider and instructor with over 20 years experience.

Terry – A passionate motorbike rider and instructor with over 20 years experience.

    About our Trainer Terry

  • Has worked at the RAC Driving Centre for 5 years
  • He has over 20 years of experience as an Instructor/Trainer
  • Is passionate about motorbikes!
  • Worked as Auto Parts Interpreter/Sales (Front counter)
  • Dream Bike: Triumph Bonneville