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Big Mail Out Of ATV Guidelines

23 March 2006
Big Mail Out Of ATV Guidelines

Federated Farmers, in association with ACC, is sending every one of its members the guidelines for safe use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on New Zealand farms.

“Recent publicity around the Molly Vanner case has highlighted the need to better promote the ATV guidelines,”said Charlie Pedersen, president of Federated Farmers of New Zealand.

“We heard that message loud and clear, so we will do our best to improve public awareness about the guidelines, and call on other groups to do the same.

“Accidents like the Vanner case have happened in the past and the Federation is committed to working to ensure they do not happen again. Farmers are strongly urged to follow the ATV guidelines,” said Mr Pedersen.

The 2003 industry guidelines were a co-operative effort by three government agencies and the rural community, including Federated Farmers.

“The statistical evidence suggests the ATV guidelines have improved safety of ATV use around New Zealand farms, and have the potential to further improve safety of farming families,” Mr Pedersen said.

“That said, some farmers say they do not have the guidelines. So we and ACC are printing 19,000 copies of the guidelines in a handy poster format and sending them to members of Federated Farmers,” Mr Pedersen said.

The safety tips will be mailed next week with the latest issue of Update, the quarterly member-only magazine with up-to-date information and news from Federated Farmers.

Federated Farmers’ members can expect the ATV safety poster in their mailbox by the end of March.

“We hope that farmers place these safety tips in a prominent place. The Federation thanks ACC for backing this positive initiative,” Mr Pedersen said.

Members of Federated Farmers can obtain the guidelines by ringing the free phone line 0800 FARMING (0800 327 646) or they can be downloaded through a link available at


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