The federal government's mandatory roll-bar laws for quad bikes are "so important" for owners of the machinery, Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson says.
Mr Anderson said despite the "obvious risks", people were still not getting the message about the danger surrounding quad bikes, and as such has had a "huge impact on our rural and regional communities".
"Right now, the power is in your hands to prevent further tragedy as a result of a quad bike accident," he said.
"The most common misconception with quad bikes is that they are a safe and secure vehicle due to their solid appearance, and it is this false sense of security that results in people becoming complacent with quad bikes."
The Morrison government announced these new laws last week.
As well as this, SafeWork NSW have made roll bar and safety helmet rebates and free quad bike training days available to "reduce the risk of death and injury".
"I urge farmers and their families to take advantage of these offers," Mr Anderson said.
"These are powerful machines. These are not toys, they are not hobbies and they should be treated with the greatest caution."
Mr Anderson also commended SafeWork NSW for recently expanding its existing quad bike stakeholder group "to include greater representation from government agencies".
This expansion, Mr Anderson told the Namoi Valley Independent, aligns with recommendations that age restrictions be set for quad bikes.
"The newly expanded group will have a greater range of stakeholders, which will be able to discuss other recommendations and ideas that have been put forward and look their potential impact on regulation, safety and on farm practices," he said.
"What is really important is that the group assesses ideas on their individual merit, and that any changes that are proposed are fact based and can be proven to be effective."
For further information on quad bike safety, visit www.safework.nsw.gov.au or call 13 10 50.