Crash Card: Every helmet should have one

Crash Card: Every helmet should have one

 

Crash Card: Every helmet should have one

By Guy Procter -

Riding Skills

 09 June 2011 15:46

There's no bigger favour you can do a paramedic – and hence yourself in the event of a crash – than keeping a Crash Card in your helmet. How do we know? Because it's the idea of the motorcyclists within the ambulance service itself.

The Crash Card is a simple business-card-sized note you store inside the padding of your helmet which gives attending paramedics useful and at times vital info without delay.

An accompanying green dot sticker you put on the outside of your helmet alerts them to the presence of a card. There's advice for riders who find themselves first on the scene of an accident involving riders too. It's the brainchild of the Ambulance Motorcycle Club CRASH Card, free and has the support of the Highways Agency, the National Police Bikesafe team and the IAM.

You can get yours from numerous locations across the UK and thanks to the allied Rider Alert scheme in the US.