The Joliet Police Department will be partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to help increase awareness of a new initiative – the Yellow Dot Program.
The Illinois Department of Transportation recently unveiled the Illinois Yellow Dot Program which is a life-saving, traffic safety initiative that provides first responders with critical information to improve emergency care for persons involved in vehicle crashes.
Yellow Dot participants are supplied with a simple, bright yellow decal for their car and a corresponding yellow information folder. The decal is placed in the lower lefthand corner of the rear window on the driver’s side. The yellow dot signifies there is a yellow information folder in the glove compartment containing the following information about the motorist - participant’s name, close-up photo, emergency contact information, patient’s physician information, medical conditions, recent surgeries, allergies and a list of current medications. Having access to this information allows first responders to make important decisions regarding emergency treatment and can better prepare emergency hospital staff in the receiving room.
According to Joliet Police Chief Mike Trafton, “When you’re involved in a traffic crash, every second counts. Participating in the Yellow Dot Program could save your life.”
If you are interested in participating in this free program, you can pick-up Yellow Dot Packets at the Joliet Police Department Front Desk at 150 West Washington Street, Joliet or by visiting www.yellowdotillinois.org.