Scheme launched to increase motorcycle safety at Suffolk Show

A new safety initiative has been launched with Suffolk police .L-R Glen Mures (Suffolk RoSPA), Chief

A new safety initiative has been launched with Suffolk police .L-R Glen Mures (Suffolk RoSPA), Chief inspector Chris Spinks, Police Commissioner ,Tim Passmore - Credit: Archant

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore has given his backing to a scheme launched today to help increase motorcycle safety on the county’s roads.

The CRASH card, by the Suffolk RoSPA Advanced Motorcyclists, features information that help identify the person involved in a collision, including their name, medical history and next of kin.

The card is placed in the inside of the crash helmet, and a green sticker is placed on the outside, to let the first person on the scene of the incident know they have the card.

Mr Passmore, who donated £1,325 to the £1,800 scheme, said: “In the last calendar year, there were 30 fatalities on the roads, and significant number of those were involving motorcyclists.

“Each fatality costs more than a million and a half pounds, and we’ll do anything we can to reduce that.”

Glen Mures, from the motorcylists group, said: “It can take up to three hours to notify the next of kin, and with the age of social media we don’t want friends and family to find out about via Twitter or Facebook.”