Life-saving machines should be built here
"DEATH Machines Banned!", might be the proper political response to Maurice Blackburn Lawyer's July letter to the QT, describing the tragedies foisted on the farming and recreational communities by quad bikes.
Touted as All Terrain Vehicles, but clearly unfit for that purpose, have the public been duped, by false advertising, into suffering avoidable deaths and injuries?
There could be a solution quite suitable for a nation which has inherited a proud engineering culture, with citizens obviously quite capable of understanding the difference between good and bad designs.
Queenslander Kevin Rudd, a farm boy, famously said that he didn't want to be PM of a country which did not make things.
And recent news, which sees Redbank as a probable location for the manufacture of Australian military vehicles, shows that locals can, indeed, make things.
So why not ban imported quad bikes, badly designed death machines, and instead seek something better such as the Wesll design, which can be seen on the internet?
his remarkable design has superior, long travel suspension, and so is safer and more reliable as a real all terrain vehicle, as the internet videos will show to those interested.
Let's make something like this in Australia (in Ipswich?) and we can help to save lives?