CRASH card pioneer awarded MBE
Ian Burrell (kneeling in pic), pioneer of the CRASH card scheme, has been awarded an MBE for services to motorcycle safety.
He has been awarded an MBE for services to motorcycle safety, particularly through the CRASH card scheme which he and the Ambulance Motorcycle Club pioneered in 2009.
The small card, placed inside the crash helmet, has space on one side for a motorcyclist to write some basic details, with a mnemonic (CRASH) on the other which prompts them to give helpful answers if they have come off their bike and need to call 999.
A sticker is also placed on the outside of the crash helmet to alert an ambulance crew to the fact a possibly unconscious rider has a card.
There are now 500,000 CRASH cards in use worldwide.