How the ATV Lifeguard works
The ATV LifeGuard® Quad rollover safety device is unique in being possibly the only Quad roll bar that is flexible and has the ability to deform or deflect in shape if it comes in contact with a person’s body or limbs yet it is not able to collapse altogether. This means it can hold the back of the Quad up off the ground sufficiently to help prevent the rider from being crushed underneath. It has taken Quad Safety to a whole new level, and already proving itself.
If the “LifeGuard®” lands on or comes in contact with the rider it depresses at the point of contact, moulding around the object but increases in vertical strength with one side or both sides helping to take the weight off the person, while still supporting the Quad. This is the main feature of the invention which could help save serious injury or death. Also because of its flexible nature, it is quite possible for a person to free themselves and prevent them being trapped underneath.
Another great feature of the “LifeGuard®”, is when the Quad rolls, and even if the “LifeGuard®” doesn’t come in contact with the rider, it will provide space under the Quad, also spreading the weight and making it quite possible to push the bike off you…
The danger of a conventional Roll Bar fitted to a Quad, is the possibility of the quad rolling and throwing the rider off, and as the Quad rolls further, the roll bar could strike the rider on the ground, inflicting injury or death. Most if not all other roll bars, are a solid ridged pipe, or bar of steel, and although strong and can give crush protection, are rather unforgiving if they strike the rider, and can exert the full weight of the Quad at the point of contact.