Two years ago, I was involved in a crash on a large group ride. I went down going about 30 mph and blacked out for several minutes. I was taken to the hospital by ambulance where they treated a broken collarbone. Before they arrived, however, a fellow rider was able to contact my wife using the info on my Road ID.
Then, last year, I was t-boned by a car on a solo ride going about 25 mph. I suffered several broken bones and was unconscious for a while before the ambulance arrived. Again, someone on the scene called my wife using the info on my Road ID.
We never PLAN to crash, but it does happen, and when it does, it can be serious. You should ALWAYS wear a Road ID so that people know who you are and who to contact. I have worn a Road ID for 10 years, and just like my helmet, I won't get on the bike without it.
- Michael .J from Pasadena, CA