Friday, August 14, 2009
one more post on safety
Not sure if you folks followed the story of the young jogger in Fairmount Park who was killed by a falling tree, she had no ID, no one knew who she was, she was wearing an ipod.
Last week I had a large group biking with me and I did not even know the name of one of the riders let alone if she had contact information with her.
SO AGAIN, here are your options
RoadID, either the wrist band with phone numbers or get the online version if you have a complicated medical history that would be necessary if rescue personnel are needed
MedID, you can make a card with all your medical information, the site is privacy protected and nothing is stored on their site
carry an extra insurance card, old driver's license that is still accurate in terms of address
carry a working cell phone and put the contact name ICE and list a number of someone who will answer the phone and be able to make medical decisions if needed
if you bike a lot, and have no spouse or close by relatives, consider asking a good friend to be this person
your life may depend on it someday, we encounter aggressive drivers, and drivers on cell phones and texting