Yellow dots placed on windshield program gaining traction in several states


Photo of yellow dot program utilized in Washington County, New York courtesy of Washington County Sheriff

“It’s called the Yellow Dot Emergency Program. It has already been implemented in several states including New York, Illinois and Tennessee.

Being part of the program is entirely voluntary. If drivers opt-in, they place a small yellow dot in the lower left of their front windshield. In the event of an emergency, first responders see the dot and know there is a corresponding yellow envelope in the glove box.

“It’ll have your photo in there, it’ll have information on recent surgeries medications you take and your medical history so the first responders can best treat you in that emergency situation,” said State Representative Ethan Manning.”

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While this yellow dot program isn’t complicated, it may end up being a life-saver. That’s because in the event of a emergency, responding personnel may only have a matter of minutes to make life-changing decisions. Having access to critical information as soon as possible can only benefit victims in an accident.

Supposedly, this program is also implemented in Minnesota. If you’re an eldery driver with a medical condition, it may be worth it to check it out. At IAS Auto Glass we care about our customer’s safety. Our Auto Glass Services are followed by manufacturer guidelines. Call us at 952-797-4374 for more information.

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