Drivers Urged to be Part of 'Yellow Triangle' Road Safety Scheme in Powys
Drivers in the county are being encouraged by Powys County Council to carry a card that contains potentially life-saving information in the event of a collision. The council’s Road Safety Unit want drivers to be part of its latest initiative called the ‘Yellow Triangle’ scheme. The scheme has two elements, a ‘Your Details’ card and a yellow triangle sticker.
The ‘Your Details’ card, to be completed by the driver, will give information about their next of kin, medical conditions, allergies and medications which emergency services can use in the event of an emergency.
The yellow triangle sticker will accompany the card, which must be displayed in the bottom left-hand corner inside the windscreen and out of the driver’s field of view.
The triangle will indicate that the driver’s details are readily available through the ‘Your Details’ card, which will be kept in the glove compartment – this will enable the emergency services to access the details of the driver that they and the hospital staff need.
Cllr John Brunt, Cabinet Member for Road Safety, said: “Our Road Safety Unit is dedicated to reducing casualties across all categories of road users.
“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