Motorists in Powys are being urged to sign up to a scheme that could help emergency service find possible life-saving information about a driver in an accident.
Powys County Council’s Yellow Triangle scheme car drivers the opportunity to display a means of quickly determining the driver’s details in the event of the collision.
The scheme has two elements, a ‘Your Details’ card and a yellow triangle sticker.
The card will give information about the driver’s next of kin, medical conditions, allergies and medications. We will inform drivers to keep this card in the glove compartment of their vehicle.
The yellow triangle will be displayed in the bottom left hand corner inside the windscreen, out of the driver’s field of view, to inform the emergency services that the information is in the glove compartment.
Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Ensuring that our roads are safe is hugely important for our county.
“This latest initiative will provide emergency services with vital information if a driver is involved in a collision. I urge all Powys drivers to take advantage of this worthwhile scheme.”
Geoff Wilks, the council’s Road Safety Project Officer, said: “As most mobile phones nowadays are lockable and only accessible by a password, the mobile phone I.C.E (in case of emergency) system can no longer be relied upon to give the emergency services access to details.
“This scheme will go that one step further by not only providing next of kin details but details of the card holder’s personal information.”
To request a ‘Yellow Triangle’ scheme pack, telephone 01597 826979 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on all road safety schemes, visit www.facebook.com/RoadSafetyPowys