Enjoying riding quad bikes on holiday abroad can help turn a memorable holiday into an unforgettable one, where you experience new activities. It’s a thrilling, exhilarating activity that will get the heart pounding and the adrenaline pumping. Riding quad bikes on holiday is also a great way of exploring new places and getting off the beaten track.
Having said all that, it’s also important to remember some basic safety principles when riding quad bikes on holiday to avoid suffering any accidents and subsequent injuries. The last thing you want is for your holiday to be remembered for all the wrong reasons.
Riding quad bikes on holiday – the main dangers
The number one danger when riding quad bikes on holiday is being unfamiliar with your surroundings. It’s very easy, in all the excitement, to go racing off exploring at breakneck speed. However, to do so could easily result in a painful and serious quad bike accident.
This is particularly true when you don’t know the terrain and environment. The sudden appearance of a pothole, an unexpectedly tight turn or, if you’re off-roading, trees and other obstacles can spell disaster if you are not sufficiently prepared.
The next main point of safety to keep in mind is the quality of the vehicle itself. Not all countries require the same strict levels of safety compliance as the United Kingdom with regards to vehicles so it’s important to make sure that the quad bike you are riding is solid, reliable and in good working order.
The safest and surest way to do this is to always hire your quad bike from a reputable company. If possible, research who you are going to hire from before you even leave for the airport to go on holiday. If it’s more of a spontaneous thing, then just remember the old adage, if a price seems too good to be true, it probably is. It’s much more sensible to spend a bit more money to give you greater peace of mind.
Claiming for an accident abroad
An unreliable quad bike suddenly breaking down can all too easily cause a road traffic accident, or injury to yourself or another person. If you are injured in an accident abroad whilst on holiday, it can be reassuring to know that you may be due personal injury compensation. Our expert advisors can be reached via the Accident Advice Helpline hotline, which is open 24/7. There’s no obligation, so call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.
Date Published: February 23, 2017
Author: Accident Advice