Yellow Dots Save Lives in Pennsylvania Car Crashes
Two new motorist safety programs make sure Pennsylvania drivers never get behind the wheel without bringing important medical information along.
The Yellow Dot and Emergency Contact Information initiatives were announced November 9 by Governor Tom Corbett:
“Both of these programs speak for people when they can’t speak for themselves, so medical concerns can be addressed and contacts can be reached as quickly as possible,” Corbett said. “When someone is in a crash or they find themselves in an emergency situation, it’s critical that emergency responders quickly find out as much as they can about the victim.”
Participants in the Yellow Dot program fill out the program form with their emergency contact, medical contact and medical information, insert it in the program’s folder and then place it in their vehicle’s glove compartment. Participants then place a yellow dot sticker on their vehicle’s rear window. This sticker alerts emergency responders to check a vehicle’s glove compartment for the folder, helping emergency responders provide specific care to participants after a crash.
The Emergency Contact Information program offers Pennsylvania driver’s license and PennDOT-issued ID holders the opportunity to log into a secure database and list two emergency contacts.
The Emergency Contact Information program is intended to help in all sorts of emergencies, not just vehicle crashes. Customers can update the information as needed, but only law enforcement officials can view it in the system. In the event of an emergency, law enforcement can use the participant’s ID to locate the contact information.
To learn more about the Yellow Dot program, to sign up for a program folder or to find locations where program materials can be picked up, visit www.YellowDot.pa.gov.
To sign up for the Emergency Contact Information program, visit www.dmv.state.pa.us and click on the program icon.
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