Bull bars have become very popular vehicle accessories in recent times. However, they’re far more than an aesthetic add-on. Bull bars save lives. According to considerable research by the 4WD Industry Council bull bars are most often fitted on vehicles in rural and regional areas to protect motorists and their passengers in the case of an animal strike. The 4WD Council also found that bull bars provide a platform for mounting vital remote travel accessories including under-body protection panels, electric winches, communications equipment and auxiliary lighting.
Bullbars are actively saving lives in regional and rural Australia. Research conducted in 2011 by the 4WD Industry Council surveyed 42,600 motorists of whom 25,000 to 30,000 per year had been in their vehicle during an animal strike. The likelihood of a vehicle occupant sustaining an injury following an animal strike was found to be 30 times higher in a car without a bullbar. The Council found that as many as 74% of people involved in an animal strike collision felt that if they didn’t have a bullbar, they would have had to swerve. This could potentially result in an even worse accident involving roadside infrastructure, other vehicles or trees.
At Irvin Bullbars, we pride ourselves on our design, manufacture and fitting. When you buy from us all of the following comes as standard:
- LED indicators
- Aerial and spotlight lugs are fitted for free if requires
- Your choice of powder-coated or polished finishes on all bars
- All bars are airbag compatible and ADR compliant
- Customised designs – you are free to make changes to your bar so long as it’s still ADR approved (conditions apply)