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Policy change for conditional registration for ultra light off-road vehicles (less than 500 kg gvm)

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Tim Forsyth
PO Box 204

Total Signatures - 318

Sponsoring Member: Shane Knuth MP

Posting Date: 1/08/2011

Closing Date: 30/11/2011

Tabled Date: 1/12/2011

Responded By: Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP on 3/01/2012

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

The petition of the residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House that quad bikes have been marketed and used off road as an agricultural tool on farms and as a general fun machine for recreational users since the 1980's.  Their use has evolved to the point where they have numerous uses and applications in outdoor sport and recreational tourism, on farm use, aid in natural disaster recovery and clean-up, councils and national park rangers.


There is a growing demand for use of quad bikes by the general public and the workplace and there is confusion surrounding the licensing and registration of these machines in general usage in that they are grouped with industrial ride on lawn mowers, front end loaders, tractors for the purpose of registration.  The current categories for quad and trike bikes is unworkable for the general public.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to introduce a change in the Conditional Registration category for the use of off road vehicles (ORVS)s on public dirt roads and lands which is practical and workable for the general public.


Policy must have a licensing endorsement condition so that public safety controls are met as the current police permit system is unworkable particularly for recreational users.