Since I'm starting to go longer distances on the bike and on my runs, I've made the jump to getting a Road ID to wear while I'm out and about. Given the fatal accident earlier this week where to bicyclists died out on the road after being hit by a car, I'm a bit more aware of the bad stuff that can happen.
While I've been carrying my driver's license with me when I run and ride in case something should happen, it's really only to help authorities know who I am and begin to track my kin down (it has my old address and no phone# on it).
I got the Road ID instead to quickly and plainly provide my "In Case of Emergency" info should something go wrong out on the road.
My own Road ID is supposed to arrive next week (I got a red wrist interactive one). When I ordered, they gave me a coupon good for $1 off any Road ID order placed by 04/14/2008 and told me to pass it along.
The coupon number is: ThanksThomas357174
To order, simply go to RoadID.com and enter the coupon number or simply click this link.
If you prefer, you can call them at 800-345-6335.
If you do any amount of training out on the road alone or in small groups, do the right thing and carry your ID with you... preferrably one that lets a first responder know how to alert your loved ones like the Road ID.