No reason you can't have both dog tags and a road id if you already have one. Mine was a gift but I think the dog tags would work nicely.
When I was hit I actually flew out of my shoes. I am not entirely sure the shoe solution would work well.
My Road ID *IS* dog tags.
I was just looking online, and ISTM that actual animal tags could work really well. They have a lot of options under 10 bucks for tags that go onto collars and such - one of those around the ankle, maybe even with a reflective collar, would be a good option I think.
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A friend of mine makes real dog tags to carry with him. PetSmart and most other chain pet stores have engraving machines in the store that you can use. He made up two; one tag with his personal information on it and another with emergency contact info. Costs around $5/tag. He opted for the bone and fire hydrant shapes, but they also have heart and circle-shaped tags if you're not feeling like a dog
I've ridden with one for about three years now. I wear it most of the time, especially when I'm out of town or on the road somewhere, with or without my bike.
Unless you have significant medical issues, a simple, cheap dog tag will do the job. Available online or locally from lots and lots of places.
I constantly wear a dog tag hanging around my neck with name, address, phone and ICE phone.
I often ride without any other ID, other than a cell phone, which has ICE programmed into it.
I like the idea of a bone or fire hydrant tag......maybe I'll run over to PetSmart later.
i have had a wrist RoadID for some time now. i am bit unimpressed with the quality though. i sent the first one back as the metal plate was discoloring, maybe from sweat, making some of the info unreadable. their customer service was excellent, but i am seeing the same thing on the replacement too. later.
More than one ICE could be put on a dog tag.
Again, if you have significant very important medical issues, get fancier and more expensive with your ID.
Just don't be ridin' around like an ID-less Ninja Biker.
I'm glad I happened on this thread. I've needed to have something like this for years, but never got around to it. I just corrected that and ordered one. Commuting 18 miles a day exposes me to a lot more risk than I've had in the past.
I have three different numbers for my wife. I thought about putting my dad on there, but like InfiniteRegress's mom, my dad rarely has his cell phone turned on. So I put my brother-in-law on instead (his is never off).
I'm not sure if this will make my wife feel better or more worried?
I wear one. I travel a lot and take my bike(s) with me, so that means solo miles. It gives loved ones peace of mind knowing that I do. Also, an ER and paramedic friend likes them, so that sold me on it.
I wear one. I prefer not to ride with my wallet or license. Last year I took my wallet on a ride, dropped out of vest and before I returned from my ride somebody was charging sneaks at Foot Locker. I wear the bracelet when I bike or run.
Boomerang tags. They call them "man tags" for us humans, and give you way more space for information at $9.99 than you can get on a tag at Petsmart.
LOL - I like how they have Bo Diddley's tags on their site. I don't think that's any more room than Petsmart dog tags, however. That'd be a good place to order if you live in the sticks, however. A year or so I saw them on ebay dirt cheap - engraved, with rubber edge guards and everything for lile $7. Can't find the listing now, however.
edit: OIC - they are engraved both sides. That does give a lot of room......
edit 2: however, however, however, however.....LOL
I have the wrist one and just leave it on all the time, that way I won't forget it and I'm not even aware of it being there.
I never carry a wallet when I ride and as my blood type is the rarest I didn't think twice about getting one.
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I'd been thinking about one for years, it's a great idea. I just ordered one after reading this thread. . Although I always carry ID on my commutes, it's usually buried deep in my backpack, I think it's unlikely the EMT's would be able to find it. I decided on a yellow bracelet as: 1) I want it to be visible and, 2) I'll probably just leave it on and wear it all the time-it looks pretty cool. Thanks for reminding me.
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I've been thinking about getting one as well. In the meantime I carry an expired driver's license (with current address) and insurance card on my person (in a jersey pocket or in MTB shorts pocket). I typed out the info Road ID suggests (emergency contacts, blood type, organ donor, NKA, NKDA) on a small piece of paper and taped it to the back of the license.
I have the interactive dogtag version. The online portal has spaces for all the info0rmation that EMS and the ER would need- emergency contacts, allergies, Rx info, etc.- basically your entire medical history can be added quickly and easily. I wear mine all the time, with a bright silencer (rubber band thingy)around it to make it even more visible than it is just by itself.
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I made a Emergency contact card that I keep in my wallet. It has phone numbers and my current address on it. I did it on the computer and laminated it.
I have the ankle version. I also wear it when hiking.
I gave one to my stepson who runs.
I have the wristband one and I've had one for a year or more. They do rust a bit, but I'd still buy it again.