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Advocating for quad bike safety

​​​​Domenic Cocco was seven years old when he persuaded his mum, Jodie, to let him have a go on a kid’s bike belonging to a family friend. Seconds after he jumped on, Dom hit a power pole and was thrown onto the bitumen. With no helmet to protect his head, his injuries came close to killing him.

Fortunately, Domenic made a full recovery, but his parents know all too well how close they came to losing him and are now passionate about quad bike safety.

Jodie and Mario want to prevent other parents from experiencing the horror they lived through by sharing their story through the safety advocate program.

'You think it is not going to happen to you. Make sure they have got the right protective equipment on, make sure they are wearing a helmet, and make sure they know how to operate it properly.'

As quad bike safety advocates, the Coccos will be sharing their story to compel workers and the community to think about the hazards and risks involved in using a quad bike.

Queensland businesses can request a safety advocate to visit a workplace or community event, free of charge, to speak about the importance of safety in the workplace and on the farm.

Jodie and Mario also share their story through the film ‘Too fast. Too soon–Domenic’s story’, available on​.

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Last updated
01 November 2018