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Richmond Launches Nation's First Rider Alert Cards for Motorcyclists
Date:4/14/2011

ssible onsite care before transporting them to our emergency departments."

RAA based the idea of the Rider Alert cards on a program called CRASH Card, which was developed in the United Kingdom two years ago by the Ambulance Motorcycle Club. Since its creation, more than 325,000 CRASH Cards have been distributed to riders in Europe.

RAA and Motorcycle Virginia began discussing how to bring a similar program to Virginia last year. They teamed up with several organizations, including Bon Secours Virginia Health System, which offered its support, and has helped the project advance through the concept and design stages to its launch. The Rider Alert card program is the first of its kind in the United States.

"Motorcycle Virginia has strong relationships throughout the state with organizations that are excited about this program and know the safety benefits it will have for riders," said Steve Witmer, corporate director of Motorcycle VA. "There are more than 100,000 registered motorcycle riders in Virginia, and we will use our resources to get the Rider Alert card into as many of their hands as possible."

About Bon Secours Virginia

Bon Secours Virginia Health System, the fourth largest and only faith-based health system in Virginia, is comprised of Bon Secours Richmond Health System and Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System. Visit bonsecours.com.


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