Illinois offers life-saving Yellow Dot Program

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 6:44 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 22 at 11:36 AM

(KMOV.com) –  The state of Illinois has a life saving program that few people know about.   

The Yellow Dot Program is a free service offered to all Illinois motorists and according to Illinois State Police, it is particularly beneficial to motorists with medical conditions.

“A lot of times, when we show up to the crash scene, it’s chaotic,” Trooper Calvin Dye, Jr., said.

That’s why Trooper Dye recommends people utilizing the Yellow Dot Program. Here is how it works: an Illinois driver can either contact his/her local health department or police department and request a yellow dot. The small 2” by 2” yellow circular sticker should be placed on the back driver’s side window. From there, the driver fills out a coordinating yellow card. It asks for the person’s name, allergies, medical conditions, medications and emergency contact information. The yellow card should be placed in the glove box. That way, if the car is involved in an accident, the first responder on the scene sees the dot, goes to the glove box and can begin to figure out what might have happened.

 

In the case of a diabetic emergency, Trooper Dye said the dot would help him “know what they are allergic to and if they need their insulin or not.”

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