Checkers Taxi Company protects their drivers with ICE-Discs.
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Businessmen Sam Lonsdale and Mark Rosevear have launched ICE-Discs, which can hold medical information.
This allows medical professionals to quickly understand the best course of treatment for persons involved in road traffic incident and medical emergency.
The self-adhesive holders have the acronym ICE (In Case of Emergency) and the Star of Life which are both widely recognised by paramedics and the other emergency services as medical identification symbols.
As well as holding relevant medical information, they also contain next of kin details.
Mr Rosevear said: “We were discussing the options out there for I.C.E (in case of emergency) when involved in a car incident.
“Whilst doing some research we found lots of I.C.E products all of which required either phone access or technology that requires paramedics to download and scan QR or bar codes.
“This can take alot of time so usually happens on arrival at hospital.
“Our discs allow EMS to grab the information without worrying about signal or phone technology, saving valuable time.”
And Mr Lonsdale added: “ICE-Discs not only help with the decisive treatment of casualties, but can also alert medical staff quickly to peoples next of kin, allowing the quick contact of family members can also alert medical staff to further medical information.”
Figures show in the year ending September 2014 there were 1,730 reported road fatalities, 24,360 killed or seriously injured casualties and 192,910 reported road casualties.
“We don’t expect ICE-Discs to lower these figures but ICE-Discs can help with quicker treatment of casualties which could save lives,” added Mr Lonsdale.
“Paramedics are very much stretched, so if we can assist them with their job, we at ICE-Discs will be more than happy.”
For more information on ICE-Discs or to buy one (at a cost of £3.95 each), visit the website www.ice-discs.com or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Emergency services respond at all times of day and night, think about them when you park your vehicles on side streets and roads, will a fire engine, ambulance or other rescue vehicle be able to get through the remaining gap on the road. Minutes cost lives.
The key findings from the RRCGB 2013 report include:
► Road deaths in 2013 decreased by 2 per cent compared to 2012, to
1,713. This is the lowest figure since national records began in 1926.
► The number of people seriously injured decreased by 6 per cent to
21,657 in 2013, compared to 2012.
► The total number of casualties in road accidents reported to the
police in 2013 was 183,670, down 6 per cent from the 2012 total.
► Vehicle traffic levels have remained broadly stable with a small
increase of 0.4 per cent between 2012 and 2013.
► Pedal cyclist deaths decreased by 8 per cent to 109 in 2013,
compared to 118 in 2012.
► Pedal cyclist deaths have seen a long-term fall, but have fluctuated
between roughly 100 and 120 over the last six years. Since records
began in the 1920s, the highest annual figure seen for cyclist deaths
was 1,536 in 1934. The lowest annual figure for pedal cyclist deaths
was 104 in 2009, 93 per cent lower than the 1934 high.