New Programs To Help In Emergency Situations

yellowdotdecalPennDOT has launched two voluntary programs aimed at saving lives in emergency situations. Participants in the Yellow Dot Program fill out a 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 the glove compartment for the folder, helping emergency responders provide specific care to participants after a crash.

The Emergency Contact Information Program offers an 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. While the Yellow Dot program is utilized only in vehicle crashes, the Emergency Contact Information program is usable in other emergencies as well as crashes.

To learn more about the Yellow Dot program, click here www.YellowDot.pa.gov. To sign up for the Emergency Contact Information program, click here www.dmv.state.pa.us.

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