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The Yellow Dot Program


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 The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety has introduced the Yellow Dot Program.  This program alerts first responders at crash scenes of critical medical information that could save a life. 

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The best chance for survival following a traumatic injury occurs when the injured person is seen and treated within an hour of the event.  In the moments directly following a crash, seconds count.  Participants are providing important medical information that could help emergency responders make split second decisions.
This is how the program works…. 
·        The Yellow Dot decal is placed in the lower-left corner on the driver-side rear window.  Make sure the glass surface is clean so the decal will adhere. 
·        A Yellow Dot personal information folder is placed into the glove compartment of the vehicle.  The completed form should include a clear, close-up face shot picture that can be easily identified as the crash victim.
·        Make sure it is on top of other papers, and readily visible to first responders.  
·        If there is more than one person who uses the vehicle, or if you routinely carry children in the vehicle, consider including a separate Yellow Dot folder for each regular occupant.  Keep all Yellow Dot folders together in the glove compartment to make retrieval in an emergency faster.
·        The form itself includes basic medical and emergency contact information, personal physician’s contact information, current medical conditions, allergies and medications, and a history of recent surgeries.  To help protect your identity, don't include information like credit card or social security numbers.
The program is a free service provided to all Kentucky citizens, provided through the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety. 


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