Rescue sheet FAQs

  • Is the sun visor the right place to keep the rescue sheet?

    Our experience so far has shown that in 90% the driver's side sun visor is a good place. The simple reason is that there will be a driver to be rescued in any event. The sun visor is already being used to keep accident reports and other documents behind a strap. If there is no strap on the visor, the rescue sheet can be affixed with a Velcro strap. Putting the sheet at the rescuers' fingertips saves valuable time, which may be essential in giving severely injured motorists a chance to survive. As a matter of fact, 30 crash tests conducted with the rescue sheets placed behind the sun visor have demonstrated that the sheets always remain in their place.

  • How can we prevent the rescue sheet from being removed or kept in another part of the vehicle?

    Of course, we cannot prevent motorists from keeping their rescue sheets elsewhere in their cars. But a sustained communication campaign should help to keep their numbers reasonably small.

  • How can we ensure that the rescue sheet will be updated as necessary (e.g. after vehicle modifications/refits)?

    Basically, the only modifications affecting rescue are refits for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). The number of such refits is still relatively small but by no means negligible. The refitting dealers or garages are responsible for the appropriate updates. They must confirm the modification.

  • Where can we find more about the rescue sheet?

    The information is currently available on this website. We update the website permanently.

About Fia Foundation

The FIA Foundation is an independent UK registered charity which manages and supports an international programme of activities promoting road safety, environmental protection and sustainable mobility, as well as funding specialist motor sport safety research.

The FIA Foundation was established in 2001 with a donation of $300 million made by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the non-profit federation of motoring organisations and the governing body of world motor sport.

The FIA Foundation is an NGO in Roster Consultative Status with the Economic & Social Council of the United Nations and a regular participant in the Working Party on Traffic Safety and the World Forum on Harmonisation of Vehicle Standards at the UN Economic Commission for Europe, and is a leading participant in the UN Global Road Safety Collaboration. The Foundation works with a range of international agencies including the World Health Organisation (WHO), the World Bank and the UN Environment Programme on road safety and environmental issues.

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