Star Rating System for ATVs Developed in Australia

The Australian Terrain Vehicle Assessment Program is a safety star rating system for OHVs developed at the University of new South Wales.  The ratings are based on “tests assessing a vehicle’s static stability, dynamic handling and rollover crashworthiness and is being proposed as a method to reduce these serious and fatal injuries mainly resulting from Quad bike rollovers.”[1]

Queensland Australia Coroner Report

The Queensland Coroner released a detailed inquest into OHV safety in August 2015.  Among his recommendations were mandatory helmet use, that children under the age of 16 should not ride adult-sized vehicles, mandatory training certification and the development of a star rating program.


[1] Grzebieta, Raphael; Rechnitzer, George; Simmons, Keith; Hicks, David; Patton, Declan; Mongiardini, Mario; McIntosh, Andrew; Sherry, Drew; Dal Nevo, Ross, The Australian Terrain Vehicle Assessment Program (ATVAP), Proceedings of the 24th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV, June, 2015.