International Off-Highway Vehicle Safety Solutions
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.”
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.
 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. http://www-esv.nhtsa.dot.gov/Proceedings/24/files/24ESV-000144.PDF