I have been in several bike accidents during my 30 years of serious biking. Luckily, I have remained conscious during all of them. Two recent events in my live, however, motivated me to get a Road ID.
About four months ago, my business partner was biking alone when a car veered into theshoulder of the road and struck him from behind. The driver sped off, essentially leaving my business partner to die by the side of the road. Luckily someone spotted him and called an ambulance. It was hours later before his wife and I could determine his whereabouts. We are thankful that he is going to be OK.
Then, just last Sunday a friend of mine who does triathlons (he just completed in the Lake Placid Ironman and qualified for the Kona Ironman) was hit on his bike so hard that he went through an automobile's windshield. Although he is slowly recovering, this was the last straw for me. I decided it was time to wear ID.
Every day, the drivers here in the metropolitan area get more and more aggressive against bikers and runners. I just hope that my Road ID never needs to get used, but I have it just in case.
- Paul .G from Westport, CT