Law prohibits children driving quad bikes

Two nine-year-old friends, Abdu Dayaan Roode and Qiyaam Stemmet, died tragically when the quad bike they were driving slammed into a wall in Hanover Park.

Neither of the boys were wearing helmets. But what does the law say about letting children drive around on these machines risking death.

Motorbike and road safety specialist, David Frost, speaks to CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson about quad bikes and road safety.

I did a little bit of research on this particular quad bike, it was in the news. It is an extremely powerful machine.

David Frost, Founder of David Frost Road Safety

It is an extremely unsafe vehicle if it is in the hands of people who are not skilled and properly trained. if we are talking about children under the age of 16, they don't have the physical size, the strength or the coordination and motor skills to really operate that.

David Frost, Founder of David Frost Road Safety

The law regulates that no persons under the age of 16 may drive even a motorcycle under the size of between 1-5 cc and this is double that size. So you will need to be 18 and older to operate a motorcycle that size.

David Frost, Founder of David Frost Road Safety

To listen to the full interview, click below:


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