The International Helmet Safety Card One Million Cards Produced And Distributed After three days with our Northern Ireland Biker Safety Card at the Adelaide – Blackhorse Motorcycle Festival in Belfast, news has reached us that one million of the cards have now been produced and distributed worldwide. The card was well received at the festival by those we talked to about its purpose, which is to improve treatment pre hospital in the unfortunate event of a road traffic collision or other injury. Infact people came looking for the stand at the show – from individual riders, clubs, … [Read more...] about A Million Cards
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The Biker NI Safety – CRASH CARD –will be at this weekend’s Adelaide Blackhorse Motorcycle Festival, to be held over the next three days in the New King’s Hall Pavilion – Balmoral – Belfast. The CRASH Card was originally designed by paramedics through the Ambulance Motorcycle Club. The card was launched at last year’s motorcycle festival and brought the “Ambulance Motorcycle Club” Crash Card initiative to Northern Ireland. The card is supported by the major agencies involved in keeping us safe on the road: PSNI Bikesafe – Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) – … [Read more...] about Cards At The Show
Motorcycle Safety Gets a Royal Seal of Approval UK Paramedic and Secretary General of the UK Ambulance Motorcycle Club, Ian Burrell was rewarded for his services to motorcycle safety in the British New Years Honors List. Ian, the founder of the CRASH card helmet safety program, adopted in the USA as Rider Alert, was made a Member of The British Empire (MBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. The CRASH card program places a card inside a Riders helmet to identify the unconscious rider in the event of (and in Ian’s own words) ‘an unscheduled dismount’. The program was followed in … [Read more...] about Royal Seal of Approval
At Right To Ride one of the motorcycle safety initiatives we have been involved in is, the Biker NI Safety Card, which is the Northern Ireland version of the Ambulance Motorcycle Clubs “Crash Card”. The CRASH Card scheme involves the motorcyclist placing a card inside their helmet, as a medical alert, along with a small sticker which is placed on the right hand side of the riders helmet, this alerts emergency responders that the card is carried inside the lining of the helmet. The details which the rider has written on the card provides vital information for attending ambulance … [Read more...] about Portuguese Safety Card
As we wait for news for funding to enable us to print another 5,000 Biker NI Safety Cards, we thought we would let you know who were recently sent batches of the cards. The Brothers of the Third Wheel – Ireland The Brothers of the Third Wheel – Ireland received a batch of cards and at their recent Shimma Valley Centre Ride Out in aid of the “Northern Ireland Cancer Fund For Children” they handed out the card to riders attending. We hear the weather was rough but those who did brave it enjoyed the banter and craic with warm soup, tea and coffee and cake, buns and … [Read more...] about Who Got A Card?
Police bikesafe with delivery of high performance Ducati – Ulster Grand Prix The Police have taken delivery of a fully liveried, Ducati Panigale high performance motorbike, to be used during the Ulster Grand Prix this week. Regarded as the Ferrari of the bike world, the Italian made machine will be used by Police officers to highlight the road safety message to bikers attending the road racing event. Speaking ahead of the event, Bikesafe coordinator Constable Bill Holden (pictured) explained, “Already this year, five motorcyclists have died following road traffic collisions. … [Read more...] about Bikesafe Ducati Panigale