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Motorcycle crash cards - now available! - 23 June 2015

Crash cards have been designed by paramedics who are passionate about motorbikes. The cards aim to provide motorcyclists with a set of easy to remember steps to keep you - and fellow riders - safe in the event of a collision.

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 One of the key features of the crash card is the perforated section which motorcyclists should tear off, complete with their personal details (name, postcode, date of birth, medication, medical history and next of kin) and place in the inside of their motorcycle helmet.

Remove the green dot from the card and affix this to the outside (right hand side) of the helmet, making sure it does not affect your visibility. If you are involved in a collision, the green dot will alert the emergency services to the crash card inside your helmet who will then have access to important personal and medical information about you, and how to contact your next of kin.

Crash cards are now available from local bike venues across the region (Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire) or by emailing info@srpwestmercia.org.uk 

Safe riding tips:

  • Be careful on bends and don't overtake if you can't see the road ahead
  • Learn how to handle the power of your bike
  • Learn how to brake properly without going over the handlebars, as a bike's stopping power is nearly all in the front wheel
  • Equally, don't use the back brakes alone as this can cause the bike to skid
  • Wear protective clothing
  • Ensure the bike is safe to ride
  • Don't do anything outside your own capabilities or take unnecessary risks
  • Don't succumb to peer pressure when riding in groups
  • Don't ride if you feel tired or unwell.