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DogTags/ I.D. Necklace(16 posts)

DogTags/ I.D. NecklaceCDC
Aug 13, 2001 2:26 PM
Does anyone wear any sort of I.D. necklace when riding? I am thinking of getting one, in case of emergencies.

If you do, where did you get it, and what does it say? The one I found has a limit of 15 characters/spaces per line.
re: DogTags/ I.D. NecklaceCliff Oates
Aug 13, 2001 2:29 PM
No. I carry my driver's license, my health insurance card (which unfortunately got used the last time I was on a bicycle), my ATM card, my AMEX (never leave home without it), all the cash in my wallet, and 2 quarters.
re: DogTags/ I.D. NecklaceDaveG
Aug 13, 2001 2:32 PM
I made up a card which I then laminated which includes my address, emergency contact #'s and health insurance data. I'm not sure having something around your neck is the best thing in a crash.
re: DogTags/ I.D. NecklaceCar Magnet
Aug 13, 2001 2:32 PM
I carry my drivers license in my jersey pocket. Has come in handy on more than one occasion.
Great ideamr_spin
Aug 13, 2001 2:36 PM
I had 4-line dogtags made that had my name, home phone, the word "Emergency" and an emergency number. I don't have any unusual medical conditions or allergies, so just the basic facts works for me.

I used to wear one on a chain around my neck, but that got annoying after a while. Get bumpers (a rubber holder thing that keeps the cold metal off your chest) if you plan on doing that.

Now I attach it to my key ring and wear it in my jerset pocket. I also used to carry an insurance card with me when it was plastic, just like a credit card. My new card is paper, and wouldn't last one ride.
But who would look?TypeOne
Aug 13, 2001 2:47 PM
I have a dogtag "Medic Alert" thing around my neck at all times to indicate that I have diabetes. But I read on diabetes sites that few people (aside from paramedics) look at those things. Then again, who else but a paramedic would I want to be helping me? All I want someone to do is call 911.
I notice my Giro helmet has a place to write emergency stuff down on the inside of the helmet. After a summer it is getting a little smudged. I remember meeting a guy who had some information sewn into the back pockets of his jersey. Again, who would be looking there?
Since hospitals have a duty to provide care, I don't worry about being turned away at the ER door if I don't have my insurance card on me. But contact names and numbers are important.
Whatever lightweight, waterproof information you can stuff into a jersey pocket seems like a good idea, you've got good ideas, mr. spin!
Now, let's hope I never need any of this crap.
re: DogTags/ I.D. NecklaceSBP
Aug 13, 2001 2:38 PM
I recently bought dogtags at the website below for riding. They came in 5 days from ordering. I put my name, address and 2 emergency phone numbers.

http://www.dogtagsonline.com/
I just ordered from these guysmike mcmahon
Aug 13, 2001 8:09 PM
My wife is always giving me a hard time about safety issues because I frequently ride alone. I told her about my order, thinking she'd be happy. She asks why I need the tags. I tell her in case I get knocked out while riding. Disapproving stare. I guess I should have said in case I forgot my address and needed help getting home.
re: DogTags/ I.D. NecklaceJohnnyA
Aug 13, 2001 2:41 PM
On my commuter bag I carry a luggage tag that has
EMERGENCY INFO in bold letters
The tag has a slide out window covering:
My name
Emergency contacts - home and work
Allergies/Medical Conditions/Current Medications

You could do car like that, laminate it and keep in your jersey.
Tags are a great idea, but I've run up against the same character limits. If anyone else has info please post it.
wrote on my helmetDog
Aug 13, 2001 2:59 PM
I wrote some personal info on the back of my helmet with permanent ink. As long as they can find my head, they'll know who it belonged to.

Dog
What?DINOSAUR
Aug 13, 2001 4:29 PM
Dog has no dog tags?? Bad dog, bad, bad, bad. Go Home bad dog!!!
Military type dog tags...DINOSAUR
Aug 13, 2001 4:20 PM
When I crashed last year I was knocked unconscious for a couple of minutes. Some motorist came to my aid and I supplied them with my phone number (which I don't recall). My wife came to the scene, and luckily it happened very close to home (I call the intersection "Deaths Corner" now). The first thing I did was order military type "dog tags". Each tag has a space for 5 lines. I have
My name
Address
Phone number
D.O.B.
Medical I.D. number
I forgot where I ordered them, but you can do a search online under
"Dog Tags".
You can have different info printed on both tags.
My tags also have the rubber bumpers on them. I think they cost about $12.00 including shipping.
I also pack an extra drivers license in my seat bag.
I used to have info on my helmet, but it eventually faded, and if you crash like I did, your helmet will be halfway destroyed anyway and most likely what ever you had on your helmet will not be readable.
This is a good idea, we should all carry some type of I.D. The medical personel will locate the dog tags when they cut off all your cloths, I still wear my Gortex Jacket that was patched up with Duct Tape, at least they didn't cut that off...
attach to your shoes in case you get decapitated ;)mtnhigh
Aug 13, 2001 6:41 PM
re: DogTags/ I.D. NecklaceFrank
Aug 13, 2001 6:49 PM
I do quite a few solo rides so don't have someone there to speak for me if I am knocked out. I wear dog tags with the rubber silencers around the edge. I list my name, address, phone number, and blood type on the tags. I bought them at: http://www.dog-tags.com/
I wear "Dog" tags, literallyMel Erickson
Aug 13, 2001 7:33 PM
I went to my local Petco and made my own tag on the spot for $5. It's shaped like a bone and holds four lines of info, enough for what you need. I recommend them. I don't have rubber bumpers and don't even notice the tag once I've got it on. I use a leather lace instead of a chain, but a chain would work as well. Leather was what I had on hand.
re: DogTags/ I.D. NecklaceHaiku d'état
Aug 14, 2001 5:52 AM
one sheet of paper from copy machine with medical insurance card, (driver's) insurance card, driver's license and emergency contact/allergy info copied. it's folded three times, put in a ziplog baggie and stuffed in my seatpack. and a duplicate is stuffed in either my middle jersey pocket or my hydration pack outer pocket.

when they start cloning us, this won't be a concern. all emergency vehicles will be replete with barcode reader and satellite internet uplink.