Posted on Nov 12, 2012
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is launching two free, voluntary programs aimed at saving the lives of Pennsylvanians in emergency situations. One is called the Yellow Dot program, the other Emergency Contact Information.
Participants in the Yellow Dot program fill out the program form with their emergency contact, medical contact and medical information, insert it in a special folder and then place the folder 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 the vehicle's glove compartment for the folder, helping emergency responders provide specific care, if need be, 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. Customers can update the information as needed, but only law enforcement officials can view their information in the system. In the event of an emergency, law enforcement can use the participant's ID to find his or her emergency 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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