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CRASH card launched in Gloucestershire

Thursday 9th June 2011

A card containing vital personal information, which could prove invaluable if a motorcyclist is involved in a collision, has been launched in Gloucestershire.

The CRASH card is the size of a credit card and fits inside a rider’s helmet. It provides personal details to help ambulance crews, saving valuable time and helping treatment, especially if a rider is unconscious or unable to communicate.

A self-adhesive green dot stuck to the helmet alerts paramedics to look out for the card.

Chris Harrison, Gloucestershire road safety partnership’s motorcycle coordinator, said: “The CRASH card is designed to save precious time in the minutes following a serious collision and improve medical care received at the roadside.

“All bikers are encouraged to carry the card, which also gives helpful advice if a rider comes across a road traffic collision so that they can relay important information when dialling 999.”

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Inside the helmet is a secure site where the card is unlikely to become damaged. A helmet should only be removed by qualified medical personnel. The information on the card is only required by said medical personnel and not by members of the public and therefore it should not present a problem.
K Dawson, Staffordshire

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INSIDE THE HELMET MAY NOT BE THE BEST PLACE FOR THE CARD AS THE HELMET SHOULD NOT BE REMOVED UNLESS NECESSARY UNTIL INJURIES HAVE BEEN ASSESSED. NB
Horse riders hats are never removed following a fall until full medical assessment has been carried out unless CPR is needed.
S Martin

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