Safety device could save lives
Backyard safety device could save lives and reduce quad bike accidents
Posted on 01.08.2016
A far north Queensland man may have invented the most practical way to stop quad bike accidents and deaths.
None of the recommendations have been implemented to date.
Cairns-based quad bike trainer, rider, member of the Quad Bike Industry Reference Group, and backyard shed tinkerer Colin Lawson is developing the ATV Angle Alarm, a device that signals audibly and visually if a quad bike is nearing its tip-over point.
“It’s a small box, hard wired to the ATV, and the internal workings mean it’s a dual-axis inclinometer,” he said.
“It tells the computer inside where the bike is in relation to the Earth’s surface — it’s measuring tilt, both forwards and backwards.”
Have a story to tell or news to share?
Let us know by Submitting a News Story