The Yellow Dot Program
The Yellow Dot Program was created to assist citizens in the “golden hour” of emergency care following a traffic accident when they may not be able to communicate their needs themselves. Placing a Yellow Dot decal in your vehicle’s rear window alerts first responders to check your glove compartment for vital information to ensure you receive the medical attention you need. The program is a cooperative effort between PennDOT, the state departments of Health and Aging, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, first responders, and local law enforcement.
How Can You Participate?
You can visit PennDot’s website at: www.penndot.gov/TravelInPA/Pages/Yellow-Dot.aspx. There, you can complete the participation form online to have PennDOT mail you a Yellow Dot kit. Upon receipt, participants should complete the information section, which includes emergency contact information, medical history, medications, allergies, and doctors. A photo (showing only the head and shoulders) is then taped to the appropriate location inside the booklet. The kit should then be placed in the vehicle’s glove compartment. The Yellow Dot decal is placed in the lower left corner of the participant’s rear windshield, no higher than 3 inches from the bottom.
Please visit www.penndot.gov/TravelInPA/Pages/Yellow-Dot.aspx for more information about this program.