Yellow Dot Program Makes State Fair Appearance

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois State Police and members of the medical community reached out to new participants for the Illinois Yellow Dot program during Senior Day at the Illinois State Fair.

This program instructs participants to place a circular yellow sticker on the lower left corner of the driver’s rear window of their vehicle and fill out a card to place in the glove box.

These cards have vital personal information that assist first responders. Information on the cards helps responders know how best to care for the victims. It can also provide information to hospital staff in making critical decision while helping victims and avoiding potentially dangerous treatments.

The information includes: the participant’s name, a photo, medical conditions, recent surgeries, current medications, allergies, physician information and emergency contact information.

“The ‘golden hour’ after a crash is crucial. The information the Yellow Dot program provides can mean the difference between life and death for someone who is injured,” says Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn.

IDOT has been offering Yellow Dot stickers, personal information cards and use of a photo booth to state fair goers on August 17’s Senior Day. Thousands of people have signed up for the program since its launch in 2011.

The program is available at no cost and is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Those interested can sign up by visiting www.yellowdotillinois.org and clicking “Where can I get my DOT?” for a list of distribution locations.

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