Crash Cards for Kent Bikers

28 May 2010, 06:00

A new card designed to provide potentially life saving information if motorcyclists are involved in a crash is being launched in Kent.

The CRASH card is smaller than a credit card and can be fitted inside the lining of a helmet, it also comes with a green sticker which goes on the outside of the helmet to show paramedics that there's a CRASH card inside.

The card itself has the riders name on it, along with their date of birth, where they live, any medication they are taking or allergies they have.

The idea started in Essex and is designed to help medical teams treat a motorcyclists as quickly and effectively as possibly if they are in an accident but are unconscious so can't give them any of their details.

The cards are being made available through the Highways Agency and will also be handed out at Margate Meltdown, which will see thousands of bikers travel from London to Margate on Bank Holiday Monday (31st May).

Click here to listen to Kent paramedic Richard Bowden from Thanet Ambulance Station

If you want to get a CRASH card contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 08457 50 40 30

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