We all accept that crashes do occur. But if a crash were to happen, would you want first responders to know about your medical background and who to contact?
I think that it’s fairly safe to say that most of us would. But how do you do that? Depending on the age and model of your phone you can put data on it. But if you crash, so does your phone and it may be inoperable. Or, your battery could be dead.
You can also hope that first responders look in your wallet for your driver’s license, but that takes time and may not be readily available and it won’t have your medical information or emergency contact.
So how do you make sure first responders know who you are, any medical conditions they should know about and who to contact? There’s a relatively simple solution.
Several companies make small self-adhesive envelopes called “medical information carriers”. They are well known in the bicycling world, but apparently less known in the motorcycle world.
A medical information carrier is a small envelope that is made of plastic or woven water-resistant material. You attach the packet to your helmet the envelope’s adhesive.
The envelope comes with a piece “paper” that is waterproof. It has fields for all your vital information, medical conditions, and emergency contact. All you do is fill in the blanks with a permanent ink pen. Then you fold the paper and insert it into the envelope attached to your helmet. Easy!
The carriers are a cheap way to ensure that first responders know who you are, whether you have any medical conditions and who to contact. For a few bucks, they are cheap insurance. For about $3.00 (less if you buy more) you have helped yourself and helped the first responders.
Are you interested? If you are, here are a couple of links for medical information carriers:
Check them out. If not for you, for the ones that care about you.
Feature photo credit: Idformyhelmet.com