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ABTA believes the total number of accidents to be much higher than those reported by its Members ABTA believes the total number of accidents to be much higher than those reported by its Members

Millions of Moped-Renting Holidaying Britons at Risk

ABTA – The Travel Association advises British holidaymakers and other travellers to think twice before hiring mopeds whilst overseas, and to only ride quad bikes as part of an organised excursion.

New figures from ABTA reveal as many as 4.5 million Britons have hired a moped or quad bike whilst overseas – the equivalent of one in 10 British holidaymakers.

According to ABTA, every year many people have dangerous accidents while on holiday after driving quad bikes on the road and hiring mopeds. Some of these accidents have caused serious injuries while others have been fatal.

ABTA Members reported 36 quad bike accidents and seven moped accidents in 2017. So far this year, seven people have been involved in quad bike accidents on the road. These figures represent just those cases reported by ABTA Members.