Roll bars, crush protection devices and roll over protection systems when fitted to All Terrain Vehicles or quad bikes (ATVs) can cause more injuries than they prevent.
ATV manufacturers do not recommend that roll over protection structures (ROPS) or crush protection devices (CPDs) be fitted to ATVs.
We issue this message in the interest of rider safety.
We are opposed to the use of ROPS or CPDs on ATVs because of international research which found that all ROPS and CPDs examined at the time posed an unacceptably high risk of creating new injuries.
In addition, under some conditions of use or misuse, all ROPS and CPDs examined were found either to be ineffectual overall, or to increase the number and severity of injuries.
ATV manufacturers believe that no single measure can protect ATV rider safety and that a combination of measures is required. We use the ANSI safety standard which contains extensive safety provisions to provide riders with a safe vehicle. Riders also need to do their bit. They MUST: