Carry lifesaving cards call to bikers
12:00am Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
The Road Safety team in Ceredigion County Council is urging motorcyclists to carry cards containing potentially life-saving information.
CRASH is a set of easy to remember steps to keep motorcyclists safe in the event of a collision.
One side of the card follows a similar set of questions used by ambulance service control centres, the other side records medical information, which could be vital to attending paramedics, and details of next of kin.
The cards were created by the national Ambulance Motorcycle Club (AMC) whose membership consists of ambulance staff passionate about motorcycling.
The Road Safety team in Ceredigion County Council has 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.
Alun Williams, Cabinet Member for Transport, Waste and Carbon Management said: “Motorcyclists are incredibly vulnerable, especially when travelling at speed, and this can be seen by the numbers of casualties on our roads. This scheme has been designed by bikers for bikers. If all riders routinely carry CRASH cards, casualties will receive the right help more quickly and lives will potentially be saved.”
Free CRASH cards can be obtained from the Road Safety Section at Ceredigion County Council 01545 572409, and Pure Adrenaline, Dihewyd (01570) 470904.