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Get your triangle - it could help save your life

 
Created on 31/01/2018 @ 13:34
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A yellow triangle could soon help save your life or inform family or friends about an accident you've been involved in.

Motorists in Newtown are being urged to join the Yellow Triangle Scheme launched by Powys County Council.

It gives 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 Liam Fitzpatrick, 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 road.safety@powys.gov.uk
 
For more information on all road safety schemes, visit www.facebook.com/RoadSafetyPowys

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