Do I still need to wear a helmet when riding a quad on my own land?

Quad bikes have become an essential vehicle for many working in land-based industries but they should be treated with respect.

In a working environment, quad bikes are often on well-worn routes that the rider knows well. But outdoor conditions can change by the minute. When quads are used for recreation, part of the fun is the "exploring" aspect. But conditions can still be hazardous and there is the "unexpected" with which to contend.

Although no statistics are available, we hear of too many quad bike accidents. My advice is to always wear a BS-approved crash helmet whenever you are riding your quad bike. And if you have not already done so, enrol on a training course.

See quad bike listings, specifications, reviews and buying advice at whatkit.co.uk.

Email your questions to sally.drury@haymarket.com

Sally Drury has been reporting on product developments and testing kit for 29 years. The advice given in this helpline is independent.


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