An initiative which helps motorcyclists involved in crashes receive the assistance they need as quickly as possible has won a 2011 Prince Michael International Road Safety Award (PMIRSA).
The Ambulance Motorcycle Club received the award for its CRASH card scheme, under which a biker carries a small card containing personal information that can prove invaluable to the emergency services.
Ian Burrell, chairman of the Ambulance Motorcycle Club, said: “Thanks to the efforts of teams across the globe CRASH card has grown significantly in the last year.
“The public response to the scheme has always surprised us and the support it has received has been overwhelming.
“It came as wonderful surprise to learn that the club and the scheme has been awarded a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.”
The PMIRSA are organised and managed by RoadSafe and are presented to individuals, companies or organisations in recognition of their outstanding contribution to improving road safety.
Adrian Walsh, director of RoadSafe, said: “Correct post-crash care is vitally important – these cards are a great help to those who deliver that important first line help at the crash scene.”