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Motorcycle SAFETY Standard

Postby Sally » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:30 pm



I know I'm not the first to think of this but I want to make it a motorcycle safety standard. After getting run over in 06 by a tractor trailer. I still think this is a great ideal so here's what I did.. I went to walmart and bought the cheapest thumb drive like 2 bucks. I put the following information on it Name,Age.Meds,Allergy,Dr.'s contact #, Next of kin contact infor.under title of drive and then did same for passager (wife). Marked it "EMERGENCY" Then put it in the left fairing pocket. I take it out once a year in April and update it then stick it back in there.Then I took the wifes P-tech lable maker an made a small lable just readable and put one on the back and chin of our helmets.So if the unthinkable happens again the emergecy personal have our medical infromation and can also contact our sons.I HOPE I DON'T NEED IT.Please think about doing this it may save your life.I also let some of the local fire dept know to look for this.I hope you all pass the information on to someone who can use it..Thanks John AKA Sally :lol:



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Re: Motorcycle SAFETY Standard

Postby Possum51 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:14 pm

good idea, or you can go to walgreens and they have the same thing that looks like and medical ID bracelet but is a small thumb drive that has a preinstalled program that can be read by any computer that has internet explorer on it. They can be worn around the wrist or put somewhere on the bike, but looking for your ID and medical info thats on the bike might be the last place someone might think to look. Its called "Care Medical History e-manager" and you can put all your contact and medical information on it. http://medicalhistorybracelet.com/produ ... celet-2-0/
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Postby NKYWinger » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:12 pm

What our Chapter did was use clear plastic tubes with 'Medical Information' in red letters on it. Inside is a printed list of all the pertinent information- placed in the left hand pocket of the fairing. I believe this is where first responder are trained to look first...
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Re: Motorcycle SAFETY Standard

Postby seabeechief » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:31 pm

Possum51 wrote:good idea, or you can go to walgreens and they have the same thing that looks like and medical ID bracelet but is a small thumb drive that has a preinstalled program that can be read by any computer that has internet explorer on it. They can be worn around the wrist or put somewhere on the bike, but looking for your ID and medical info thats on the bike might be the last place someone might think to look. Its called "Care Medical History e-manager" and you can put all your contact and medical information on it. http://medicalhistorybracelet.com/produ ... celet-2-0/


This is a cool idea. I sent the website to friends and family. It's one of those things that could come in handy someday. For the record, I would have no opposition to having the same info on the magnetic strip on the back of my drivers license. I understand the need for privacy and I know "big brother" is out there, especially with the current marxist/dirt-bag administration, but I still believe it could be the most universal place to store emergency medical and contact information. I remember reading somewhere that most EMS rigs are now capable of reading the magnetic strips. I don't know that for a fact. Don't bet the whole farm on it.

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Re: Motorcycle SAFETY Standard

Postby SteveB123 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:28 pm

Didn't people just used to write this stuff on a card and keep it somewhere on their person?
What is the idea behind putting it on a thumb drive?

Pretty sure all EMS can read.
Wouldn't want to bet they all have the capabilty/desire to read a thumb drive during an emergency.
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Re: Motorcycle SAFETY Standard

Postby redial » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:28 pm

Pretty sure all EMS can read.


I am sure they can, otherwise they couldnt read the instructions on how to read the USB! 8-)

However, I would need a placard to record all of my medical history, and would need to update it on a regular basis as the specialists keep changing my medication regime. The base stuff on the software is enough to identify me, even to the extent that a photograph may be included so that the judgement would have to take into account how good looking I am :roll:

Being able to alter the stuff from time to time is also helpful, and this would be a big advantage to me. On the down side, I have checked with the State ambulance service, and the ambulances are not fitted out with a computer, let along a USB facility to read the stuff. The local hospital though is enthusiastic about it, but who says that when they peel me off the road that the nearest hospital will have the facility to read a USB drive? Remember, this is the place of wide open spaces, a Royal Flying Doctor Service, and sometimes 600 Km between medical facilities. These medical facilities may consist of a nurse, a bed, and a telephone/radio (some places do not have regular telephone service), but it is a good start. At least with a USB they could download the data and print it if necessary. But in my case, it probably goes to a major dictionary size.

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Jestem pewien, że się da, inaczej nie mogli zapoznać się z instrukcją, w jaki sposób odczytać USB

Chciałbym jednak potrzebują afisz nagrać całą moją historię choroby i muszą go zaktualizować regularnie jako specjaliści bieżąco zmieniam system leków.Rzeczy bazują na oprogramowaniu wystarczy do identyfikacji mnie, nawet do tego stopnia, że zdjęcie może być włączone tak, że wyrok sądu będzie musiał wziąć pod uwagę, jak przystojny jestem.

Będąc w stanie zmieniać rzeczy od czasu do czasu jest też pomocny, i byłoby to wielką zaletą dla mnie. Na dół strony, mam sprawdzone z pogotowia państwa, a karetki nie są wyposażone w komputer, niech wzdłuż obiektu USB do zapoznania się z rzeczy.Lokalnym szpitalu jest jednak entuzjastycznie, ale kto mówi, że kiedy skórka mnie z drogi, najbliższy szpital będzie miał obiektu do odczytu dysku USB? Pamiętaj, że to miejsce otwarte przestrzenie, w Royal Flying Doctor Serwisie, a czasami 600 km od placówek medycznych. Te obiekty medyczne mogą składać się z pielęgniarką, łóżko i telefon / radio (w niektórych miejscach nie ma regularne usługi telefoniczne), ale to dobry początek. Przynajmniej z USB mogą pobierać dane i wydrukować go w razie potrzeby. Ale w moim przypadku, to chyba idzie do dużego rozmiaru słownika.


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Re: Motorcycle SAFETY Standard

Postby SteveB123 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:08 am

redial wrote:[color=#408000]even to the extent that a photograph may be included so that the judgement would have to take into account how good looking I am :roll:



An excellent point! A photo should be included for positive identification of the med file....just need a way to safeguard all that info.
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Postby Sally » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:01 pm

I like adding the photo . My point here is to have this information there in case of emergency not weather you write it or put it on a thumb drive that's not important. What is important is that you do something.And everyone puts it in a STANDARD place so they don't have to look. It doesn't matter if the standard was your front jean pocket or the front left fairing pocket. But to have something.. Sally

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Re: Motorcycle SAFETY Standard

Postby Possum51 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:53 pm

The medical alert thumb drive I posted about above does include a "profile type photo" and can either be worn around the wrist (it has the medi allert symbol on it) or placed somewhere on your person or the bike. Still a pretty good idea to have something for the EMS or doctors.
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Postby Sally » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:04 pm

I AGREE GREAT IDEAL.

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Re: Motorcycle SAFETY Standard

Postby Sidcar » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:39 pm

Over here we have a "Green dot" scheme. You get a stick on green dot to put on your helmet and a card on which you put your medical details/next of kin and place in the lining your helmet. Emergency services see the dot and know where to find your details.
Does it work? Hopefully I'll never find out.

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Postby Sally » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:15 pm

I'll bet the green dot works.I'm just glad that these ideals are out there and started.I didn't relize that.It's a step in the right direction. :lol:

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Re: Motorcycle SAFETY Standard

Postby redial » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:56 pm

I have ordered a dog tag type of medical USB storage unit, with software to compile my medical history. I dont particularly like wearing bracelets, (it is even a push to wear a watch), and I would forget my head if it wasnt screwed on tight, so I figured that a dog tag would be best suited to my lifestyle.

My details should test the system out, even the photograph will be a blot on the "bytes of life", so I will let everyone know after I have done the material entries and review it. Dont rush now, it has to come across the ocean, and out to the 'sticks' of SouthAustralia before I find it in the letter box - but at least we get mail delivery five times per week, which is better than some of the villages near here. Perhaps I should even post a review here so that there is a reminder to keep your documentation for medical history uptodate. Keep safe.
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Postby CDub73 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:09 pm

I am a first responder and I think this is a fantastic idea. I also agree that info on a USB drive may not be immediately useful or accessible (our in-vehicle computers are locked down so we can not use the USB ports) while on scene, but on arrival at the hospital having access to extended medical history could be an invaluable asset. I can say that I have never been trained to look for medical info but in any vehicle related incident we always check the glove box, consoles, pouches and what not for anything that can help identify people in emergencies. My only concern would be ensuring the information is secure from theft. The medical alert bracelet/necklace idea is great. I had a incident once where a personal had all there medical and contact info in a pouch on a lanyard. It was one of the best things we could have found as the person was not able to tell us anything due to language barrier.

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Re: Motorcycle SAFETY Standard

Postby wjnfirearms » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:10 pm

The key here is not just to have the info available to first responders, but to make sure they know you have it and where it is. This is part of why race drivers used to put their blood type in plain sight like on their helmets. Having some visible marking that the info is here and where it is is pretty essential. Remember, guys....I was a first responder for over 3 decades. It's not in anyone's protocols that I'm aware of to immediately look for medical info. The ABCs (airway, breathing, circulation) and bleeding control are paramount along with level of consciousness to an EMT. That's how they are taught to deal with trauma cases. Mechanism of injury comes next. Time on scene is minimized to a bare necessity to stabilize for transport, so looking for medical info is far down the list. If it it visibly available, it will make a difference both in the field and at hospital. Even trauma teams at hospitals don't look for medical info routinely when a trauma case is wheeled in.

I would recommend a sticker of some sort on the helmet stating medical info is carried and where. The helmets are routinely checked by EMTs for damage and fairly soon during evaluation of the victim.
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Re: Motorcycle SAFETY Standard

Postby Possum51 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:57 pm

Here is another option I found on amazon, Medi-Alert USB dogtags


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ZE ... VRVCGDEEPN
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Re: Motorcycle SAFETY Standard

Postby Sally » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:34 am

I'm glad to see people like this ideal.As I said in my first post I used a lable maker and made a small lable and stuck it on my chin area of my helmet also in back so no matter how I may land it is visible to everyone. Also this week in a near city I see on the new they started a yellow program.This is for driver that want to notifie ems of information .you place a yellow dot in your rear driver side window and this lets responders now that in the glove box is your medical information.. Great I hope the whole country picks up on this.... Sally

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Re: Motorcycle SAFETY Standard

Postby newday777 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:00 pm

This has been around for a while. I C E
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_case_of_emergency

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Re: Motorcycle SAFETY Standard

Postby Sally » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:32 am

Yes I've seen that great if you carry a cell phone and it's still on you after going down. But it's only phone numbers no medical information at least not on my phone.I find most people carry their phones locked in case they lose them because to much information on them any more. Sally

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Re: Motorcycle SAFETY Standard

Postby Sidcar » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:30 pm

Here's a picture of my Hi-Vis vest. The safety instructions can clearly be seen. I'm in the very north of Scotland, Lands End is the southern most tip of Britain 800 miles away. I'm riding around the hotel car park which is why I'm not wearing proper boots. :)

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Re: Motorcycle SAFETY Standard

Postby WA9FWT » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:34 pm

Sidcar wrote:Here's a picture of my Hi-Vis vest. The safety instructions can clearly be seen. I'm in the very north of Scotland, Lands End is the southern most tip of Britain 800 miles away. I'm riding around the hotel car park which is why I'm not wearing proper boots. :)

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First when I saw that Lands End, I thought the road ended, turn around and go back.just don't stand on the side of the road with your back facing traffic :lol: :lol:

Any way, I now carry a Yellow card in my wallet ( Medtronic ) stating I have Implants with instructions, just in case...i just had a heart attack.Very interesting reading,and I sure agree we all should have some way to let emergency people know our stats....

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