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Anyone wear an ID tag / bracelet?(25 posts)

Anyone wear an ID tag / bracelet?OffTheBack
Aug 29, 2002 7:03 PM
I don't know why this should have occurred to me today, after 15 years of cycling (some years more, some less), but it did. I usually ride alone and don't carry any ID. If the unthinkable were to happen and I got hit by a car, it might be helpful to have a 'dog tag' with name, phone #, and insurance info. I'm assuming that anything in the seat bag or jersey pocket wouldn't be found by the paramedics.

Do any of you wear something like this? Do you know where to get one? Thanks for your thoughts!
helmetDougSloan
Aug 29, 2002 7:05 PM
I write my name and phone number on the back of my helmets in permanent marker. At least they will be able to identify my head.

Doug
Giro's come with an ID sticker.Alex-in-Evanston
Aug 30, 2002 6:27 AM
I wonder what are the odds of a paramedic checking the inside of your helmet. Anybody filled this thing out?

I keep a xerox of my insurance card in the saddle bag. Probably useless if I'm KO'd, but would come in handy if I had a broken bone.

Alex
Specialized ID sticker, walletoff roadie
Aug 30, 2002 7:32 AM
Specialized helmets come with one that has space for medical conditions, contact info, and some other stuff. It may get spotted, since a EMT is gonna remove your helmet.

I filled mine out, and I always carry my wallet in my camel-back or jersey pocket. I figure the chance of the medics (or the police, at the scene of an accident) looking at those items eventually is almost 100%- they have to inventory your possesions when they check you in as a patient.

Dogtags or a "medic alert" tag are still a very good idea if you have a medical condition that might affect emergency care, drug interactions, or any other treatment risk factors / concerns. EMTs and emergency room doctors don't look for ID before they start treatment. I'm opne of the folks who could be KILLED by conventional emergency treatments, so I really ought to get a medic alert tag...
Dog Tags!Justride
Aug 29, 2002 8:23 PM
I had a couple of dogtags made by http://www.poundmaster.com
I wear one on a chain with a house key around my neck and I stuck the other one inside my helmet with adhesive backed velcro. I have my name, address and a couple of emergency phone numbers on them.
Dog Tags!DINOSAUR
Aug 29, 2002 9:32 PM
Ditto on the dog tags....I also pack I.D. in my jersey pocket. I crashed once and the outside of my helmet got pretty mashed up, the only time they looked at it was at the ER at the doctors request. Dog tags are a good way to go. Just make sure and get the stainless steel type, brass looks nice but will turn green due to perspiration....
Me too. Great for running also...............nmDave Hickey
Aug 30, 2002 5:06 AM
Yup, Dog Tags!Mel Erickson
Aug 30, 2002 8:30 AM
Went to Petco and made them on the spot for $5. They've got a machine where you type in the information and the machine engraves the tag and spits it out. Took me all of 10 minutes.
re: Anyone wear an ID tag / bracelet?firstrax
Aug 29, 2002 8:30 PM
I carry one of my expired drivers licenses in my seat bag.
Me too.Ken of Fresno
Aug 29, 2002 10:28 PM
Actually, it stays in my Camelbak. Don't really use a seat bag anymore.

Ken
yes...Steve_0
Aug 30, 2002 3:02 AM
www.wearid.com

I keep my name, phone number, emergency number, Insurance info, and NO PEN on it.

I never need to worry about having my wallet, insurance card, etc.
wearid.com for me too...biknben
Aug 30, 2002 10:33 AM
It's a designer dog tag. Laser ecthed lettering rather than stamped.
yes....Becky
Aug 30, 2002 3:07 AM
but I have type 1 diabetes, so it's sort of a must-have for everyday life as well as cycling. I subscribe to a service called Medic Alert (www.medicalert.org)- they maintain a file about me that emergency personnel can access by calling a phone number and giving them the ID number on my bracelet. Pretty cool if you ask me- I never have to worry about losing my wallet card or fitting lots of important info on a tiny dog tag.
ID my carcassTurtleherder
Aug 30, 2002 6:11 AM
I carry a laminated card in my seat bag which has my name, address, telephone number, emergency notification telephone number and my medical coverage provider and their telephone number.
seatbagSteve_0
Aug 30, 2002 7:27 AM
hope the ER docs think to go back to your bike to check the seatbag for insurance info.

Could be the difference between a reputable hospital and not/ or the good surgeon and not.
Military I.D. in jersey pocket......(nm)mlester
Aug 30, 2002 6:36 AM
Same here...only Military ID in the leg of my riding Shorts. nmgusriley
Aug 30, 2002 5:26 PM
NM
re: Anyone wear an ID tag / bracelet?Joshua
Aug 30, 2002 7:12 AM
Military dog tags are great!!! If done right they will have your name, social security number, blood type, religous preference and even your Gas Mask size just in case there is a chem/bio attack.

If you live near a army/navy surplus store they should be able to punh you out a set in about 5 minutes I paid 7 bucks for my last set and that was for two tags the chain and silencers.

It just occured to me that If i can get one made small enough I can thread into my shoe laces, like the ones on my boots and I woulod never run the risk of forgetting.

Good Luck
Dog tags because of blood thinner...cory
Aug 30, 2002 7:25 AM
I developed an irregular heartbeat in my 40s (atrial fib, for all you cardiologists out there; both parents had it) and take coumadin to prevent clots. Seemed like a good idea that the ER people should know about that, so I got a set of dogtags from one of the wacko survivalist catalogs. Just my name, SSN, phone and "ATRIAL FIB--ON COUMADIN." Makes my wife feel better, at least.
Why not get a medic-alert bracelet????KurtVF
Aug 30, 2002 5:04 PM
Good idea, though. I used to be a trauma surgeon and it would be nice to know why you were bleeding so profusely!!
I carry ID, credit card, health insurance card, $20 bill, andhrs
Aug 30, 2002 9:32 AM
a cell phone...just in case
egads man!Steve_0
Aug 30, 2002 9:48 AM
I rarely carry any of those ANYTIME. Let alone on the bike.
chip implant...african
Aug 30, 2002 10:01 AM
I have a high tek (sic) implant in my hand. It is a microchip that has the following info:

Name
SSN
Address
phone no
contact
blood type
fav. movie
best food
fastest mile
avg speed

see pictures
chip implant...african
Aug 30, 2002 10:02 AM
this is what it looks like.....
I too have chips implanted in me....Scot_Gore
Aug 30, 2002 12:59 PM
I ride to get them out.