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Old 05-31-15, 08:30 AM   #1
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Road ID Bracelet

My apologies if this is in the wrong forum or has been beaten to death already. (though the first screen full of results didn't yield much along this line)

One of the banner ads on this forum is for Road ID, which is a company that sells ID bracelets. As a recently diagnosed diabetic, this product is something I have been thinking about getting, so I clicked on the banner.

They had an icon to click on to donate to first responder charities, so I clicked on that. At that point the screen said I could receive a discount as a first responder if I got certified in their Road ID recognition program. Great, but I am not a first responder, or so I thought. They consider a first responder to be police, fire, ems, or military personnel, active or former. I was in the Navy for a bit, so I took the 1 minute certification, and got my discount.

The discount isn't free shipping or maybe 10% off like I had expected. It's closer to 50% off! So if you are thinking about getting one of these, and had previously served, it may be worth the time to look at this program.

Have a great weekend,

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Old 05-31-15, 01:57 PM   #2
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I know some here don't like RoadID products, but I like them for a few reasons. It's a good group, and for me, also local. Last year I found that the owner was out on a local road and helped a rider that was needing assistance. Though it was funny that when my wife's parents got her one, they had mispelled Cincinnati on the form, and RoadID didn't catch it. They replaced it for free, saying that that error was certainly one they should have noticed and fixed in production.
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This is the one I want...
https://www.google.com/search?q=dele...story+bracelet
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First RoadID was the Velcro band. Lost it swimming in the Gulf of Mexico getting ready for my first IM. Called RoadID and they sent a new one FREE. In ER after my 2011 bike crash resulted in staff accessing the info. I use their micro lights.
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My apologies if this is in the wrong forum or has been beaten to death already. (though the first screen full of results didn't yield much along this line)

One of the banner ads on this forum is for Road ID, which is a company that sells ID bracelets. As a recently diagnosed diabetic, this product is something I have been thinking about getting, so I clicked on the banner.

They had an icon to click on to donate to first responder charities, so I clicked on that. At that point the screen said I could receive a discount as a first responder if I got certified in their Road ID recognition program. Great, but I am not a first responder, or so I thought. They consider a first responder to be police, fire, ems, or military personnel, active or former. I was in the Navy for a bit, so I took the 1 minute certification, and got my discount.

The discount isn't free shipping or maybe 10% off like I had expected. It's closer to 50% off! So if you are thinking about getting one of these, and had previously served, it may be worth the time to look at this program.

Have a great weekend,

J White
Thanks, OP! Got one for everyone in my family after registering for the discount. I easily saved 50% off the regular prices.
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I think he was trying to be funny.
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'J White' --
Thanks for short while in the Navy! I don't know what 'Road ID Bracelet' be in durability, vs. Medic-Alert bracelet. BUT I will let you know from a person I known. Be it there a fall at a very slow speed, during the sitting on the bike; that the fall be compacted strong enough.
The Medic-Alert bracelet will break loose, via the link @ the plate. As your wrist slams on the ground. Meant that the link can loosen from your i.d. And get lost, or stolen.
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I consistently wear mine. While I am not diabetic like the OP. I have three life-threatening health issues. When I had a bike accident in 2010, I was wearing mine. The first-responders in my case, before the DC Fire Dept.. Was the U.S. Secret Service. Whose HQ was across the street(six-lane road) from where I ran over one of DC's famed potholes', and had an unscheduled flight to the pavement.

When a family member was called. They thought at first, that I had violated something connected with U.S. President Obama, or U.S. Vice President Biden. Until the Secret Service explained to them. What had actually happened.
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'J White' --
Thanks for short while in the Navy! I don't know what 'Road ID Bracelet' be in durability, vs. Medic-Alert bracelet. BUT I will let you know from a person I known. Be it there a fall at a very slow speed, during the sitting on the bike; that the fall be compacted strong enough.
The Medic-Alert bracelet will break loose, via the link @ the plate. As your wrist slams on the ground. Meant that the link can loosen from your i.d. And get lost, or stolen.
The difference is, a Medic Alert ID, has a number on the back of it. That is the file number of the patient. So medical personnel can call the 1-800 # on the back and access the patient's medical file at Medic Alert's Toluca Lake(CA) HQ. The Road ID bracelets' do have a similar setup but, like Medic Alert. The difference in the style(necklace, wristchain, velcrove), number of letters, and electronic features. All play into the cost.
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For the cheap aka "thrifty", use a pet collar tag, which you can order with whatever engraved info you want, in plastic or stainless steel. In addition to the traditional round tags meant to dangle from a collar, there are slotted rectangular tags meant to ride on a collar. The latter will fit on a watch band or a velcro strip placed around your wrist. A couple years ago, we had a discussion about what info to put on the tag. I chose to include name, age, medical conditions, medications, emergency contact on a stainless steel tag that rides flush on my watchband.
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For those of us fortunate not to have any significant medical issues (knock on wood), a cheap dog tag is quite adequate. I wear (24/7) a dog tag on a neck chain with my name and address and the name and cell number of my wife.
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Absolutely. I mainly got mine to support the company.
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I've had a RoadID for many years, never needed it fortunately. Dog tag style doesn't work so well running shirtless in Georgia summers. I've had the shoe-mounted version, but have added a sport band since getting back into cycling.
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I wear a road ID most days, even when not riding. I got one after trying to get emergency contact info from a guy I was rendering aid to and due to shock, couldn't recall any contact numbers. (Not a bike crash)

I figured it could be me. I went road ID because they could engrave more info than on on a dog tag. I have enough info for LE to get a positive ID and three emergency contact numbers. I have a second tag I keep in my luggage for travel.
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Cheap insurance to help keep loved ones informed. IMHO
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I have the neoprene ankle band in fluorescent green and couldn't be happier with the purchase, especially with the first responder discount. I went ahead and picked up a spare ankle band and sport wrist band.

I wear mine every day, just in case.
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my wife and i both wear one...I wear mine all the time, the wife wears hers when she rides.
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I've worn a black velcro road id bracelet for years when I ride. When I moved and needed to update info, I used a label maker and just cut it to size and put it over the old information on the metal tag
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They paid for advertising time on the TdF telecast, today.
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