As a rider progresses and they advance their skills, there is no doubt that they are pushing the envelope in order to go bigger and faster. In several instances, there are often risks associated with pushing the envelope. Fortunately, there is a North American company called SafeTband
looking out for the safety of fellow riders around the world.
The SafeTband is a fabric pouch with an identification card on the inside that has a Velcro fastener that can be attached to the strap of a pair of goggles or any loops on a hydration pack or clothing. In order to maximize its efficiency and effectiveness, it is recommended that it be kept on the rider rather than attached to somewhere on a bike that can be overlooked in an emergency.
Basically, inside, the rider fills out their vital information. This information consists of the rider’s name, local accommodations, emergency phone, and medical information. This allows first responders such as EMTs, bike patrollers, etc, to help you when there is an emergency and you are unable to communicate with them. When you are involved in an accident, the SafeTband will allow emergency personnel to notify family members immediately as well as know any allergies to medications.
It is a very versatile piece of equipment that can be transferred in a matter of seconds to ski goggles, motocross/mtb goggles, snowmobiling goggles, belts, and hydration packs. If you participate in outdoor extreme sports, the SafeTband is for you. The band retails for $9.95 and they offer free shipping and handling with every order in both the USA and internationally. Furthermore, they have a template on their website where you can print out additional emergency information cards free!
Accidents do happen and no one is invincible. Using SafeTband, parents can have some peace of mind and security knowing that their child is safe and can be more comfortable with you riding the steep, treacherous, fast, and technical lines we all crave.
For additional information about the SafeTband and purchasing information, check them out at safetband.com/products.html
Stay safe and happy trails for the ’09 season!