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All the time, in my wallet or on my person. 48 38.10%
Never 14 11.11%
That's a good idea, I should start 61 48.41%
I'll take my chances 3 2.38%
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post #1 of 81 Old 06-02-06, 02:44 Thread Starter
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How many riders carry their medical information when riding?

How many riders do this?

I got into the habit of carrying around a piece of paper in my wallet that lists everything from blood type to any possible allergies to medicines after seeing a friend of mine messed up in a bike accident.

Any of you guys do the same?

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Never thought about it before, but sounds like a good idea, as long as they know where to look for it. I don't even carry a wallet usually, just tuck a credit card and phone in my leathers and that is it..

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ops, this reminds me to pay my latest ticket...

I have not been carrying it religiosly, have the paper in one jacket, and was pulled over when I was wearing a different one. all in all, I have gotten way too many tickets for this. an easy dispute but pain in the ass nevertheless.

I jaut find the place on the bike to put it.
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Funny you should mention such a thing. I am actually in the process of writing some of that stuff on paper, for my up coming trip.

My main reason is due to the fact that I am allergic to aspirin and most anti-inflammatory medications. If someone gives them to me.....it won't take long for my eyes to swell shut and for briething issues to begin. AKA: anaphylactic shock. Not fun at all and would not want to have a wreck + allergic reaction on top of it.
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Okay, don't laugh, but I carry everything in one of those big-ass Harley Davidson wallets with the chain hanging from it. I have carried one for years. No, I am not a Harley rider. I just find it convenient.
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Medical insurance cards live in my wallet with my driver's license. The only time it comes out is to put into my leathers during track days. I put my blood type on the back of my helmet with a silver ink Sharpie. It is on there permanently, but it isn't obnoxious looking. That is about all the medical information that they need, AFAIK.

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ops, I thought you meant insurance paper. I have a small piece of paper stuck onto my helmet from trackdays, I doult anybody knows what that is in case of emergency...
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One way I make it obvious is I wear an ID Badge holder around my neck with a clear windowed pocket. I'll usually have that under my tracksuit.

...I have an excess pile of badge holders since they give them away free at conventions such as E3 and Comdex, not to mention the jobs I have had. 8)

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Just make sure whatever you carry, it is marked clearly with "ICE" which will indicate to any well trained medical technician that it is important. It stands for "In Case of Emergency."

Had a medical aid where there was no family home and a list on the phone was prefixed with ICE, helped tremendously to find family to ask needed medical related questions for treatment.

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Just made laminated id cards to carry on our bodies when we ride.
Type this on your computer, print out sized like credit card, then laminate.

They have the following info:
name
address
phone
emergency person to notify & phone #
medical insurance info.
allergy info.
friend's name & number
neighbor's name & number
children's name and school number

should have my blood type but I don't know it.

Having this laminated really keeps it safe.
Bought a very small zippered "wallet" & keep license, med and bike insurance cards, credit card and money along with this laminated card.

My theory is now that I have all this in one place, I will not need it!!
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