MotoMedic Medical ID Card
I've only fallen once in all the years that I've been
riding motorcycles, and that was on a dirt bike.
seems that motorcycle riders will take more chances when
riding on dirt, probably because it's lots of fun to
slide around, pull wheelies and basically let loose with
a riding style that would never cut it on the street.
I have no idea if the accident rate for dirt bikes is
greater than for street bikes, but it makes sense to at
least have a plan in case of emergency. This is
especially true for when you end up riding a dirt bike
alone out in the woods somewhere.
card system was designed with dirt riders in mind.
The system consists of a medical identification card
that can be filled out by the owner with personal
contact information and some basic data on the owner's
history of drug allergies, medical conditions and
emergency contact information.
The package includes a couple of pieces of clear
laminate to place over the ID card. The cards are
designed to be folded into thirds and they slip inside a
pocket with a Velcro cover. The system is
available with either a small or large sized nylon pouch
that attaches around the fork of a dirt bike. It's
also available with a break-away lanyard, which can be
worn around the neck and tucked under a shirt or jacket.
Two MotoMedic decals are included, which are designed to
be worn on the helmet and motorcycle. If enough
riders started using the MotoMedic system, others might
become familiar with it and could look for it in case of
The pouches are designed to fit on either
small or large dirt bike fork tubes, or on a cross-bar,
either with or without padding. The the lanyard
pouch version can be used any time, either when riding a
street bike, ATV or bicycle or when hiking, running,
skateboarding or with any other adventure.
MotoMedic said: "MotoMedic ID was designed for dirt
bikes, but we have had a lot of interest from dual-sport
riders and even street bike riders. We have had
several street bike riders purchase the MotoMedic ID
lanyard to be worn while touring the US and Alaska.
The lanyard version works great for the sport bike rider
who wears full leathers. I have been told by local
sport bike riders that there really is no place to put
you id's or wallet when wearing leathers.
The lanyard can hold your drivers license, emergency
ID card, Registration, cash or even credit cards.
MotoMedic ID will donate 50 cents from each Internet
sale to either the Asterisk Mobile Medical Unit or to
support injured riders and family's that have
experienced financial hardship due to a serious
The MotoMedic costs $11.95, and $0.50 from each order
is donated to the Asterisk Mobile Medical Unit.
UPDATE: Not long after this article was
written, it became clear to me why using a medical id
can be a real lifesaver. My wife is an avid
horseback rider for many years and was preparing for a
local public timed trial event to be held the next day.
She had just purchased a "level two" protective horse
riding vest and I suggested that she attach one of the
MotoMedic ID's to the front. She filled out the
information form, not realizing how important this would
be not less than 12 hours from that time.
ride the next day, the horse balked at a jump and my
wife was thrown to the ground. She was knocked
unconscious. Fortunately, because it was a public
event, emergency medical assistance was nearby. My
wife didn't remember her name or much of anything else.
The medical personnel immediately found the MotoMedic ID
and used the information to call the hospital and to
contact me. Everything turned out as well as could
be expected -- my wife's memory returned after an hour
or so and she suffered only some bruises in addition to
a concussion. She was back to normal after about a
week and just returned to riding, nearly 5 weeks later.
The point is that you never know when you'll need to
have emergency contact information available.
Hopefully, you will never need it. But just think
about lying on the side of the road or out in the woods
after an accident -- wouldn't it be nice if the
emergency medical personnel found your contact
information as soon as they arrived?
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