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Emergency ID information for cyclists(10 posts)

Emergency ID information for cyclistsskyman51
Apr 11, 2002 3:14 AM
I once saw "dog tags" that could be ordered with your information in case of an emergency while riding. Does anyone know where they can be purchased. Thanks.
Dog TagsGeex
Apr 11, 2002 4:24 AM

Military style tags. They'll punch them up with whatever information you request....
re: Emergency ID information for cyclistsSteveO
Apr 11, 2002 4:25 AM
re: Emergency ID information for cyclistsStewK
Apr 11, 2002 6:35 AM
Thanks guys...biknben
Apr 11, 2002 8:04 AM
I hadn't thought of dog tags and didn't know they were this easy to get.

Been wrestling with the idea of carrying ID. Wallet vs. Dr. License, etc.

Just ordered a set of tags.
re: Emergency ID information for cyclistsDINOSAUR
Apr 11, 2002 8:03 AM
If I wasn't so lazy I'd get up from the computer and check my receipt for my dog tags. They were ordered from SoCal if that means anything. Go with stainless steel, and you have have separate information printed on each tag. I ordered brass because I thought they would look neat, but they turn green, especially in the summer when you perspire a lot. I have to clean them once and while. The military uses stainless steel for a reason....
Your local Petco storeMel Erickson
Apr 11, 2002 8:11 AM
Or whatever your local pet store chain is called. They have machines that will engrave whatever you want on a dog tag for about $5. I have several (don't ask me why). Sometimes your choice of tag style is limited due to the number of lines of info allowed on the tag. I've been able to fit virtually all the information I need on a four line tag, but it's shaped like a dog bone. Cheapskates can't be choosers!
re: Emergency ID information for cyclistsTroyboy
Apr 11, 2002 8:40 AM
I copied my license and put emergency info and other stuff on a piece of paper and stuffed it in my saddle bag. Been considering tags.....
Laminate Copy of Drivers License & Insurance ID CardAlpedhuez55
Apr 11, 2002 9:03 AM
A laminated copy of Drivers License & Health Insurance ID Card in your saddlebag will work. You can write or type contact phone #s or any allergies or conditions you may have as well.
my dog tag has...SteveO
Apr 11, 2002 9:52 AM
my allergy listed, as well as my health care provider and plan number.... i figured, If i break my leg, I dont want to have to go home to get my card for treatment. Worse yet, if im unconscience, I want the *good* hospital to let me in.

Another thing to consider is that the dogtag sticks with you in an emergency, whereas the bike/saddlebag may not.

As far as Drivers license... I only wear the tag when im NOT driving, so cant see a need for it.