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David Robertson, of Quadbar Australia, presented this at CPSC's ATV Safety Summit on Oct. 12, 2012. The Quadbar Crush Protection Device has been used successfully in Australia for a number of years now and has proven effective at preventing injuries and deaths associated with ATV rollovers. Monash University defines a Crush Protection Device (CPD) as a structure designed to form a protective space between the bike and the ground in the event of roll over. Such devices aim to prevent or reduce rider injuries incurred due to crushing or asphyxiation. In general, CPDs are not designed to be used with occupant restraints, thereby allowing the use of active riding techniques and rider separation from the vehicle during loss of control events. Presented will be the research study by the University of Southern Queensland and independent engineering reports on the Quadbar CPD. Real life case studies into accidents involving roll over and the effectiveness of the Quadbar at preventing injuries associated with these roll over events will also be discussed.
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