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Get your emergency contact card to replace your tax disc here

Malvern Editorial 22nd Oct, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

POLICE officers in Malvern have come up with an ingenious use for the redundant tax disk holder, which could save lives.

The team behind the popular @MalvernCops Twitter page have created an emergency contact information and medical alert card which folds up and slots into the pouch.

PC Dave Wise said: “This is a really useful replacement for your tax disc, if a driver is involved in a collision or has a medical emergency whilst at the wheel, a first responder will have easy access to vital medical information and we can quickly contact next of kin.

“The way the disc folds in on itself means all the information is kept private until needed by emergency services personnel.”

He added: “We aren’t suggesting people must have this disc, it’s just an option and a personal choice.

“The disc won’t contain any more info than would be available to a criminal than from a search online, a stolen wallet or a discarded letter.”

From October 1 the legal requirement for motorists to display a valid tax disc in their windscreen was scrapped, although drivers still have to tax their vehicle.

Click on the below link for a printable template of the card.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9JN5JWjWFLRdUpSOWFfMXpQV0U/edit

Alternatively, email carl.jackson@malvernobserver.co.uk and we will send you a pdf attachment.

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