April 22, 2011

I bought something I intend to never use: RoadID

It's not too often that you buy something with the intention of never using it, but that's exactly what I've done. RoadID is a company that sells different types of wrist and ankle bands for the purposes of assisting first responders if you are incapacitated. I'll be putting a lot of miles on my shoes and bike this summer, so it seemed like a good idea to upgrade the drivers license I normally run or ride with. A drivers license doesn't tell paramedics if you have allergies or a medical history, who your insurance provider is, who to contact in an emergency, or even what blood type you are. All good kinds of information for first responders to have when you're not conscious to give it to them.

The wristband I got is made of a yellow rubber and it's got a watch-style clasp for putting it on and taking it off and on the top it has a metal band with your information engraved on it.

I'll be going out of my way to make sure this is an investment I never need to use, but I'll be glad I have it just in case.

The bottom of the band.

The top of the band. Information blurred out for privacy.


  1. I've had mine for almost 4 years now and never ride or run without it. Love them! -Kami

  2. Wow, great idea! I gotta get one o' these... -Don