I spotted a link for the “Yellow Dot Program” on Southern Regional Police’s Facebook page today and wondered what it was. I clicked on the link to check it out.
It’s a program that’s designed to help citizens in the “golden hour” of emergency care following a crash, when you might not be able to talk to emergency responders, according to the state Department of Transportation’s website.
Here’s how it works: You can get a Yellow Dot Program Kit. First, you fill out a personal information form, which includes your name, emergency contact information, the medicines you take, any allergies and your doctors’ names, the website states. You’ll also need to take a photo of yourself (a head and shoulders shot) and tape it to the front of the information sheet. This information should be placed in a Yellow Dot folder and put in the glove box.
Then you place a yellow dot decal in the lower left corner of the rear windshield. This way emergency responders will know where to look for information.
You can find out more about the program here.