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Safety initiative strikes a chord

A motorcycle safety initiative is under way in the Isle of Man, just in time for TT 2010.

The CRASH card scheme, which was pioneered by the East of England Ambulance Service, was officially launched at the Billown circuit today (Friday).

The cards contains contact details and any important medical information, and motorcyclists keep them in their helmets.

The idea is to provide paramedics or ambulance staff dealing with any accidents vital information which could, potentially, save lives.

Ambulance manager Dawn Kneen says the initiative has really struck a chord:

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