What is the Biker I.C.E. Card? – the in case of emergency (hence I.C.E.) card contains your contact details and essential medical information.
What does it do? – in case of an accident, it gives emergency services staff vital information about your health to help them decide the right treatment for you.
Where do I keep it? – preferably in your wallet because that is where, if you are unable to tell them, emergency services staff will look for it.
How can I show where I carry it? – we provide a discreet sticker for your helmet.
OK, how do I get a Biker I.C.E. Card? – read on enter your name, email and just click the button below.
All bikers know that riding a motorcycle has some risk and most don’t like to be reminded about it. In the UK, motorcyclists make up 1% of traffic and 19% of all road deaths. They are 75 times more likely to be in a serious or fatal accident than a car driver. In 2013, young riders accounted for 38% of motorcycle casualties. In the same year 331 bikers were killed and 4,866 were seriously injured. From 2014 to 2017 the number of bikers killed went down, but the numbers seriously injured rose slightly. In 2018, with its great riding weather, seriously injured biker casualties seem to be on the rise again.
Nobody wants to see a biker go down but it happens, so what can we do about it? Attempts at modifying the driving behaviour of other motorists have been a lamentable failure. In fact, since the development of mobile phones the risks to other road user have become dramatically worse. So, it is up to bikers themselves to reduce the risks. Advanced rider training, such as that provided by the volunteer bikers through our charity, helps to keep bikers safer on the roads; but, in the event of an accident the most critical factors are skilled help and information. This is where the Biker I.C.E. Card solution is more effective than other methods. Carrying health information in your wallet/purse/pocket its immediately available to your health care staff when they need it. For a review of current I.C.E. methods .
The Biker I.C.E. Card will help emergency service staff by:
- Identifying who you are
- What language you speak
- The name of an emergency contact and how to get in touch with them
- Any current health conditions you suffer from
- Any ongoing disability you may have
- Medication you are taking
- Any important medical history
- Your GP’s name, address and phone number
- Your NHS No./EHIC No./Travel Insurance details
In the UK your NHS number will give emergency services staff access to you health care records. An EHIC number will show you entitlement to health care within the EU. Travel insurance details will show that you can, if it is necessary, pay for any health care costs beyond any emergency treatment received. The Biker I.C.E. Card will help to ensure that emergency services staff have the information they need to take account of any ongoing health problems you have and any current treatments that you are receiving. It can make their job easier and your emergency care safer.
The Biker I.C.E. Card prints onto one side of A5 size paper/card and can be folded down to the size of a business card to fit into your wallet/purse/pocket. If you use an inkjet printer, we recommend that you spray it with fixative to protect it, or put it into a small plastic pouch. Filling in the form is easy and the font will adjust to ensure all your data fits into the boxes.