Doctors want children banned from quad bikes

Age limits needed as the two are a 'toxic mix', says surgeon Dr Warwick Teague

Doctors have welcomed tighter quad bike regulations making roll bars mandatory but say children under 16 should also be banned from riding the farm vehicles.

Dr Warwick Teague
Dr Warwick Teague.

Paediatric surgeon Dr Warwick Teague, from Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospita,l says children and the four-wheeled devices are a “toxic mix”.

He has been campaigning on the issue after seeing a number of quad bike injuries,