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    My 12 yr old cousin and a friend were on a quad it flipped and her best friend died, she has to deal with this everyday.
    I'm sure they can be used with no accidents but I wouldn't risk it with a child that young, this is my opinion on them, each to their own bit for my family it is too big a risk To take

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    Quote Originally Posted by daysta112 View Post
    My 12 yr old cousin and a friend were on a quad it flipped and her best friend died, she has to deal with this everyday.
    I'm sure they can be used with no accidents but I wouldn't risk it with a child that young, this is my opinion on them, each to their own bit for my family it is too big a risk To take

    Was that a farm quad, or a kids one? I think its important to clarify as there is a massive difference to a farm quad and one the op is talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rbottom View Post
    Was that a farm quad, or a kids one? I think its important to clarify as there is a massive difference to a farm quad and one the op is talking about.
    ^^^^^ yes

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    The big thing to remember is that kids do not have peripheral vision. That is the reason that children are taught to cross roads after looking left & right. They have to turn their heads to see things to the left & right of them. To me that puts children on any motorised vehicle (small or large) at risk. To me that risk is far too high. Just cause they are small or battery powered doesn't mean they can't hit into things and it certainly doesn't stop them from rolling.

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    Default Are Quad bikes dangerous?

    Not a farm quad

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    Yes they are very dangerous and no way i would put my child on a petrol quad kids sized or otherwise

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    Quote Originally Posted by daysta112 View Post
    Not a farm quad

    So two 12 year old girls were on a kids quad? I'm sure they dont have the capacity to carry a passenger....

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    Default Are Quad bikes dangerous?

    We buying our girls quads for xmas this year as we have plenty of backyard for them to ride in plus paddocks.

    DD1 is getting a 12V quad suitable for 4-8yr olds and DD2 is getting a little 6V cheapie one.
    Not keen to give them petrol ones till theyre a bit older

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    I think they are dangerous. A friend rolled one and ended up with broken ribs, a cousin fell off one and ended up with terrible burns to her leg where the exhaust landed. FOB's brother got one for his daughter, my son will NEVER be allowed around it.

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    Its like anything. If you're "into it" then you know how to handle it better. Im sure from an outside perspective it looks incredibly dangerous and negligent to allow a child on one.

    Im sure people see my DS zooming around on his motorbike and tut tut me. My own mother tut tuts me. My son has a knack for motorbike riding and so I support that talent and interest. If a child has a skill for golf you buy them a golf set, if they have a skill for motorbike riding you buy them a motorbike.

    Like I said before, safety and respect are important. They arent toys and shouldnt be treated as such.

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