Can someone plz tell me what is the minimum age to ride a quad bike in Oludeniz Turkey?Edited: 04 August 2012, 18:29
Also make sure you get Dangerous/Hazardous Sport Insurance as your normal Travel Insurance will not cover this and any accidents with hospitalisation will be paid for by you or your family, including flights home. A medi vac home can cost as much as £30,000.
Quad safari companies vary in regards to who they will allow to ride. Of course, any age can ride on the back of a double quad, but on the singles their insurance will cover someone 17 or older. However, they may give the person a road test and let them drive if they can manage the quads themselves. Be very careful with the cheaper companies because sometimes their insurance is not very good.
Thank you for your reply but I have made inquiries directly and the law says you have to be 16 years old minimum and a have a passport to prove it.
You also need a full motorcycle licence to ride a quad on the road.
I suppose they try to accommodate people wanting to ride, and the safaris are off-road so where a license is good, they may try to accommodate there, too. The law and insurance rules are often compatible but not always the same.
David, I've rented out lots of quads for street use and not once have the quad rental companies asked for anything other than a regular drivers license and a credit card (to make sure you return it). I don't doubt what the law says at all, but that is how they are actually being rented out.
"not once have the quad rental companies asked for anything other than a regular drivers license"
Yeah, well, the same guys will probably rent you a 100cc scooter which also requires a full motorbike licence. The onus is on you and if you were to have an accident you wouldn't be insured (neither medically nor third party) so it could get very expensive.Edited: 06 August 2012, 19:33
125cc bikes (helmets provided) and you're right - only minimum liablity insurance is included, so if you have an accident you'd better have your own health insurance. I don't know how UK car insurance companies work, but I was a corporate insurance agent in the States for many (many) years and have a good working knowledge of insurance. In some instances your car policy could cover you (if you have a motor cycle license), but then it's a whole other story if someone hits you....And this being a different country could contribute to their decision....This conversation could go on forever, but this is a travel forum, not an insurance forum, so I will stop. Why do I sense a chip on your shoulder, Davidm1? By telling you how it is here, it seems you have somehow been offended....
"Why do I sense a chip on your shoulder, Davidm1? By telling you how it is here, it seems you have somehow been offended"
I don't know why you sense things, I'm not a psychiatrist. All I'm saying is what the law is, if you should choose to break it then it's your own problem.
Here's a guy who finds it offensive - Dean Livesley in Land of Lights...
"to ride a quad bike on the road requires a motorcycle license; do all the foreign holiday companies know about this? Last year I watched at least three convoys a day thunder pass my old house in the Kayakoy valley. Seeing the type of people in charge of these motorized machines I would bet less than 5% of the drivers actually had a motorbike license. So who is liable if there is an accident? I am sure the travel insurance company wont pay up if they know the victim is riding without a valid license. Basically, it makes the whole tour operation illegal unless the rider has the valid paperwork. Do the holiday reps know about this when they are pushing their sales to make their petty commissions?" - landoflights.net/columnists/dean/field-for-r…Edited: 08 August 2012, 12:32