11 Oct 2012

Quad bike death a tragic reminder on safety

7:00 am on 11 October 2012

The death of a 10-year-old in a quad bike accident is a tragic reminder of the need for caution while using the vehicles, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment says.

The boy died yesterday on a rural Wairarapa property.

The Ministry says the guidelines for operating quad bikes are simple: riders must be trained, they must choose the right vehicle for the job, wear helmets and children should never be allowed to use adult bikes.

The Ministry says it is making preliminary enquiries into the incident.