Motorcycle CRASH Card
At some point in your motorcycle riding life you may have an ‘unscheduled dismount’ or you may be with a rider who does. CRASH is a set of easy to remember steps to keep you safe, as well as the unfortunate rider who has been involved in a collision.
How does the CRASH Card work?
One side of the card has the mnemonic CRASH. The person making the 999 call is the most important person at the scene, because the information they give determines the response of the emergency services. The card follows a similar set of questions universally used by ambulance service control centres, and focuses on safety, the location of the collision, and how serious it is.
The other side includes information used by the ambulance service and hospital, including space to list any medication to which they are allergic, current medical history and the details of any medication they currently take. Importantly there is also space to list the name and contact telephone number of a next of kin. Many phones nowadays require a pin code to access any information, which means that the ICE number stored there cannot be retrieved.
The card is then placed in the lining of the crash helmet because that’s where the emergency services will look for it. There is also a green dot which should be stuck on the right hand corner of the visor/helmet. The glue has been rigorously tested to ensure that it is safe to stick on any helmet.
Hopefully you will never need to use the CRASH Card, but just carrying it around could make riders everywhere think carefully about their safety.
How do I get a Free CRASH Card?
You can apply for a CRASH Card online by completing the online questionnaire, and providing your contact details. Once we have received your completed questionnaire, we will post out your CRASH Card within 2 weeks.
*By submitting your questionnaire, you agree to us contacting you in 12 months, to seek further feedback on how the CRASH Card has benefitted you. FREE of charge to residents of Carmarthenshire.
Page updated on: 22/08/2017