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By Matthew McCully – When The Record last spoke with Ngaire DeNora, she had just launched the Facebook page ‘Mothers against Quads!!!!!’ Her son Myles, at age 24, died of brain injuries after his quad (four-wheel all-terrain vehicle) hit a fence post. When DeNora discovered how frequently accidents involving ATVs occur, and the fact that there is no mandatory training required before driving one, she made it her mission to educate the public about the potential dangers of quads and to lobby for mandatory safety training.
While she is still a mother against quads, her Facebook page has evolved, now known as Quad Squad Quebec (VTT formation obligatoire/sécuritaire ATV mandated safety training).
“I wanted it to be more inclusive for men,” DeNora said, to bring them into the discussion. She also wanted to make the page bilingual. “I think it’s important that everybody know this,” she commented, regardless of language. DeNora has also started doing outreach in the community, speaking in local schools and groups about quad safety. See full story in the Thursday, Jan. 10 edition of The Record.