Richmond Ambulance Authority and Bon Secours Virginia Health System, in partnership with Motorcycle Virginia, Inc., are offering a program in Virginia called Rider Alert cards. The program provides free identification data cards that will help first responders provide rapid and accurate medical assistance to motorcyclists involved in serious accidents. To learn more about the Rider Alert program please visit the Rider Alert website.
Rider Alert Cards
Louisa Co Sheriff's
Office becomes the first Sheriff's Office in the nation to offer the
Rider Alert Cards for Motorcycle Safety. The Cards are available at the
Office, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program provides
free identification data cards that will help first responders provide
rapid and accurate medical assistance to motorcyclists involved in
Rider Alert cards are placed inside riders'
helmets and contain vital, life-saving information, emergency contact,
and any important medical history. When first responders arrive on the
scene of a motorcycle accident, a one-inch, round sticker on the outside
of the helmet will indicate that the biker has the Rider Alert card.
The sticker also warns bystanders not to remove the helmet, which could
prevent further injury. This program is the first of its kind in the
United States, and organizers hope it will be a model program for other