A safety initiative for motorcyclists has been re-launched in Northern Ireland during the NI Motorcycle Festival at the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn.
Called Biker NI Safety Cards, the free cards are intended to help protect motorcyclists in the event of a road traffic collision.
Motorcycle users can record vital personal details such as their medical history on the card. It is then inserted inside a helmet to be used by medical professionals as a reference in the event of an emergency.
A detachable sticker that states “Do not remove helmet” also alerts responders at the scene of a crash and reminds them not to force off the rider’s helmet until paramedics arrive.
Sponsored by JMK Solicitors, the updated cards are supported by the British Motorcyclists Federation, NI Fire and Rescue Service, Air Ambulance NI, Road Racing Ireland, Bike Safe, NI Ambulance Service and Institute of Advanced Motorists.
Managing Director of JMK Solicitors Maurece Hutchinson said: “When approached by Howard Anderson from the British Motorcyclists Federation to help get the cards back into circulation, we were only too glad to get involved. We would encourage all motorcyclists to pick up a card and apply the sticker from the card to their helmet and carry the card at all times.”
To order cards for you or your group please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or Howard Anderson on (+44)07918 903497 or email email@example.com or call 028 9032 0222.
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Website – www.bikernisafetycard.org
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Motorcyclists are provided free of charge with a card, which is place inside their helmet as a medical alert, details which the rider has written on the card provides vital information for attending ambulance crews or emergency responders if the motorcyclist is injured in a road traffic collision or unable to talk coherently because of concussion or having been knocked out.
To let those attending know about this vital information the rider places a sticker on the outside of the helmet, on the right hand side, (NOT on the visor or other attachments) indicating that a rider or pillion is carrying a safety card inside the lining of their helmet.
Already over 2.5 million Cards are in use and available in America – Sweden – Finland – Portugal – Romania – Australia – Norway – Scotland – Wales – England – Northern Ireland – Eire – and a small number in France.
Picture – Launch of Biker NI Safety Cards; L-R: Scott Tulip from IAM, Leslie Moore from Road Racing Ireland, Trevor Kirke, PSNI Bike Safe, Maurece Hutchinson, JMK Solicitors, Glenn O’Rorke, Operational Lead, HEMS and on behalf of Air Ambulance NI and Sheelagh Anderson on behalf of the British Motorcyclists Federation.