Biker safety cards re-launched

Biker Card

Published on 11 February 2019 by Charlie Bliss

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.”

Please get in touch via admin@bmf.co.uk or Howard Anderson on (+44)07918 903497 to order. The cards are currently only available in Northern Ireland, but the BMF are working to extend availability to other regions. 

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Picture Caption: 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.