Reporting Tony Romeo
By Tony Romeo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — PennDOT is launching two voluntary programs aimed at saving lives in emergency situations.
One program is called the Yellow Dot program. Governor Corbett says people with pre-existing medical conditions that first responders might need to know in the event of a crash or other emergency will now be able to place a yellow dot sticker on the rear window of their vehicle.
“This alerts the responders who arrive on the scene to look in the glove compartment to see a yellow folder that will be there containing a brief medical history and other vital information.”
PennDOT is launching a second effort called the Emergency Contact Information program.
“At the same time as we’re launching Yellow Dot, PennDOT is launching a web-based service that allows drivers to easily and immediately upload their emergency contact information on a secure, on-line database.”
Only law enforcement will be able to access the web-based information, and the program can be used for any emergency, not just ones involving vehicles.