Road Safety Wales launches CRASH Card scheme for bikers
Motorcyclists across Wales are being encouraged to carry a CRASH Card to improve their chances of survival in the event of an incident.
Launched by Road Safety Wales, the free CRASH Cards are being made available from motorcycle dealers and road safety teams throughout Wales.
Created by the Ambulance Motorcycle Club (AMC), the cards are already used in a number of areas in England, Northern Ireland and parts of Wales.
The card contains space to record information which could be vital to paramedics, including medical history and details of any medication currently being taken. There is also space to include the name and contact number of next of kin.
Motorcyclists are given a green dot to place on the right hand corner of their visor/helmet to alert emergency responders to the fact they are carrying the card.
Road safety teams have been working in partnership with other road safety professionals who make up Road Safety Wales, and the scheme has the backing of the Wales NHS Ambulance Trust.
Susan Storch, chair of Road Safety Wales, said: “Road Safety Wales is pleased to be involved in the CRASH Card scheme, and we look forward to the day when all motorcyclists in Wales will carry one of the cards in their helmet.
“Doing something as easy as picking up a card and filling it out could make a real difference to a casualty, and we hope that this is a scheme that will be embraced wholeheartedly by the motorcycling community."