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Old 01-21-19, 03:28 PM
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I always carry my phone. I can carry 3 cards inside the slot on my phone case. My ID, bank card, and insurance card. The phone is not locked so if needed they can call. I am strict about where my phone is, it is to be with me at all times. I got a fancy bag for it, one you can see thru.
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I use the "Road ID" bracelet and App. I wear the bracelet 100% of the time. It has relevant medical information on it for emergency responders in any medical emergency. The app tracks my location in real time and will send out an alarm to designated contacts if I don't move for 5 minutes. It gives a one minute window to cancel the alarm if you are OK. If the alarm is sent your contacts can call to see if you are OK. If they don't get a response they can look at the map to see your precise location. They can then direct emergency personnel to that location or drive there themselves.

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Old 01-22-19, 01:26 AM
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A few years ago, it was recommended to program a phone number into your phone listed as "ICE + Name" for "In Case of Emergency, as well as identifying who the emergency contact is.

I have that in my cell phone, but I'm not sure about my bike phone.
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Old 01-22-19, 10:11 AM
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I'm cautious about tracking apps because they could run down the phone battery.
The app I use doesn't seem to run down the battery much, but for longer rides I take a portable phone charger battery pack along just in case. I also tend to turn off the phone's screen to save power and I usually can't see it well anyway in bright sunlight.
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With regards to personal information, I created a card with all my info on it and emergency contact information with my wife's number to carry in my bike wallet, which is a thin, nylon two-pocket wallet I used many years ago to hold my military ID. I simply printed out the information on a piece of card stock, cut it out, and slipped it into one of the clear plastic windows. This should help but I still think a RoadID or similar bracelet on my wrist is a good idea.
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These are all good ideas and great use of technology. I too bike with copies of ID in my jersey pockets etc.
However, I live and bike where ICE services are nowhere near as developed as the US. To help "first-responders" (probably motorists or farmers) I used a permanent marker to write vital info -- my name, address, wife's cell, my birthdate and blood type -- on the outside of my helmet.
The helmet cannot be missed, and the info is directly visible.
A Scandinavian guy came up with the idea -- which seems eminently practical -- and is trying to get people to adopt the idea. Not a guarantee and not covering every scenario, but a bit of graffiti on my helmet seems a small "price" to pay for at least a basic ID.
Ride safe.
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Old 01-22-19, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
A few years ago, it was recommended to program a phone number into your phone listed as "ICE + Name" for "In Case of Emergency, as well as identifying who the emergency contact is.

I have that in my cell phone, but I'm not sure about my bike phone.
I do this. But I have my phone locked down with privacy settings so I'm not sure anyone would be able to access my ICE contact...

Reading this post makes me think I need to pick up an Road ID bracelet again.
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Old 01-22-19, 12:42 PM
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i use it for my commute to and from work. So it runs give or take about an hour both ways. Sometimes if going for a longer recreational ride I will run it but sometimes not. I do wish that there was a way to share location with someone specific. I tried to figure out Find my friends app but I could not get it to work or be easy to turn on and off. I might need to do more research for the longer rides. I do tell her where I am going and we have driven most of my commuting routes.
Road ID allows your contacts to track you in real time and to be able to tell your location should you fall and not be able to move for 5 minutes (stationary for 5 minutes or more). You have to be careful to cancel the stationary alert if there is no emergency. I use a 12000mah external battery that only weighs a couple of ounces and keep it in my bike bag with a charge cord running to the phone. It will keep the phone at 100% for at least 12 hours even with the screen on all the time. I also use "Map My Ride" to preplot rides that I can then follow, turn-by-turn, on the phone screen, again this is only possible on longer rides because of the external battery.

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Old 01-22-19, 12:56 PM
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If you carry a phone first responders can access emergency info on it even if it is locked.
Even tho my cell is locked.....pressing any button will activate the main screen with "ICE xxx-xxx-xxxx"
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Great thread, thanks everyone. I like the idea of the wrist band.
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These are all good ideas and great use of technology. I too bike with copies of ID in my jersey pockets etc.
However, I live and bike where ICE services are nowhere near as developed as the US. To help "first-responders" (probably motorists or farmers) I used a permanent marker to write vital info -- my name, address, wife's cell, my birthdate and blood type -- on the outside of my helmet.
The helmet cannot be missed, and the info is directly visible.
A Scandinavian guy came up with the idea -- which seems eminently practical -- and is trying to get people to adopt the idea. Not a guarantee and not covering every scenario, but a bit of graffiti on my helmet seems a small "price" to pay for at least a basic ID.
Ride safe.
That also doesn't seem like a bad idea. I've got a fine point permanent marker, maybe there's a decent spot on my helmet I could write it. The thing is, will first responders notice it?

*edit* Rather than write it in permanent marker, I made a sticker to put on my helmet with all my personal and emergency contact info and put it on the side of my helmet. It's sure to get noticed and is easier to read than my chicken scratch. I just typed up the information and printed it on a vinyl label so the ink won't run. As long as my helmet is still attached to my head and my head is still attached to my shoulders, they should notice it.

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Old 01-26-19, 12:51 PM
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Well I've never carried any form of ID on the bicycle. I never saw the point as i'd be sent to the hospital regardless. I have a house key in my seat bag but don't want my address in there as well, in case of theft. I suppose the cell phone contact # is the only option I'd be willing to do- it's just too hot here in Texas to wear cheap jewelry. A photocopy of my ID in the phone case is also a good idea. Thanks for the topic; it's made me think on it.
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how do you do this? i use the free road id app to share my location with my SO but not sure if there is something better.
Maybe this gets answered later in this thread and I haven't gotten there yet.. What happens in the event of bicyclist being guilty of traffic violation, police stop him and no ID is available? Goes scott free or are there repercussions for not having ID?
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I do this. But I have my phone locked down with privacy settings so I'm not sure anyone would be able to access my ICE contact...

Reading this post makes me think I need to pick up an Road ID bracelet again.
I haven't had an android phone in a long time.. but an iPhone's lock screen has an "Emergency" option on the passcode screen. iPhone users anyway should make sure to fill out the Medical info and contact info for this section.
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Maybe this gets answered later in this thread and I haven't gotten there yet.. What happens in the event of bicyclist being guilty of traffic violation, police stop him and no ID is available? Goes scott free or are there repercussions for not having ID?
You tell the officer your name and address. He can verify by radio or laptop. This link explains these things:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop...ntify_statutes
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You tell the officer your name and address. He can verify by radio or laptop. This link explains these things:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop...ntify_statutes
Sounds good.. sounds a bit loose, any phone book can provide names and addresses. I'm really just wondering.. I got stopped for red light infraction on a bike, forgot about the ticket and hadn't paid; next thing I know, got a mailed notice that my drivers license was revoked. Gets one thinking about what other ID makes sense to carry (eg. passport card? though this doesn't prove address), or carry none at all, that doesn't have repercussions on drivers license, etc. Can a drivers license similarly be revoked for jaywalking?
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Sounds good.. sounds a bit loose, any phone book can provide names and addresses. I'm really just wondering.. I got stopped for red light infraction on a bike, forgot about the ticket and hadn't paid; next thing I know, got a mailed notice that my drivers license was revoked. Gets one thinking about what other ID makes sense to carry (eg. passport card? though this doesn't prove address), or carry none at all, that doesn't have repercussions on drivers license, etc. Can a drivers license similarly be revoked for jaywalking?
It seems that they revoked your license just to get you to pay your fine and prevent you from leaving town until you did so. I actually had to surrender a license plate once many years ago due to a fender bender and some insurance issue, I don't remember. But this thread is about if you are hurt/incapacitated and I think you would want everybody involved to know who you are and where you are, so wallet and phone or my wife won't let me go out to play
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I had dog tags made, including meds, have my wife identified as ICE on my cell phone. Also use Strava Beacon so my wife can follow me.. or direct authorities to my remains.

I also have a dog tag on a neck chain and my wife cell phone number on it. Also have a front door key in case I get home and no one is there.
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Sounds good.. sounds a bit loose, any phone book can provide names and addresses. I'm really just wondering.. I got stopped for red light infraction on a bike, forgot about the ticket and hadn't paid; next thing I know, got a mailed notice that my drivers license was revoked. Gets one thinking about what other ID makes sense to carry (eg. passport card? though this doesn't prove address), or carry none at all, that doesn't have repercussions on drivers license, etc. Can a drivers license similarly be revoked for jaywalking?
Name and address ought to be sufficient for a traffic stop; they can probably get your DL photo to confirm if its you. A passport card would be overkill, unless you regularly have run-ins with INS. Would also be harder to replace than a DL if you were to lose it.

Revoking a DL is a way to get you to pay your (overdue) fines. Its another fine and a big pain in the butt to get reinstated, so they want to get your attention. If you let it lapse and then something happens, Operating on a Suspended License is a misdemeanor in a lot of places, and you really dont want to go there.
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I used to think about that too, back when I worked the graveyard shift and I would commute to work. There were some pretty thick brush covered areas along the edge of the road and very little traffic at that hour. I'd always imagine that if I stumbled and fell into thicket it would be days or weeks before somebody came upon my decaying corpse.

I even switched my route to a more frequented path -- even though there was more traffic --to get past it. I also informed my coworker of my route and said that if I didn't show up for work to think the worst and contact the authorities.
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A photocopy of my ID in the phone case is also a good idea. Thanks for the topic; it's made me think on it.
I like this idea the best and easiest to implement. Since most of us carry a cell phone, hopefully in a case, this would work very nicely even if your phone is dead.
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I like this idea the best and easiest to implement. Since most of us carry a cell phone, hopefully in a case, this would work very nicely even if your phone is dead.
Would anyone routinely think of removing a phone from a case looking for a slip of paper?
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Road ID and my phone has emergency information on the home screen. On the flip side, I am one of the few who if injuries are serious enough, as in dehibilitating/would never walk again/permanent couch potato, just leave me there to die please.
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Road ID and my phone has emergency information on the home screen. On the flip side, I am one of the few who if injuries are serious enough, as in dehibilitating/would never walk again/permanent couch potato, just leave me there to die please.
Interesting point raised here, sort of. If one has a documented DNR how does this get communicated to EMT's so they are legally absolved?
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I never go out without my fingerprints, which is what you need to get into my phone.

Failing that, I also never go out without a bank card.
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