A Visual That’s Vital: PennDOT’s Yellow Dot Program

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PennDOT is shining the spotlight on a program that could save your life! It's called the "Yellow Dot Program."

Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey spotlighted the campaign Monday.

Ryan teamed up with PennDOT to explain how a small yellow sticker on the back left windshield of your car could play a big role if you're ever involved in a serious crash.

According to PennDOT, "this program (Yellow Dot) assists citizens in the 'golden hour' of emergency care following a traffic accident when they may not be able to communicate their needs themselves. Placing a Yellow Dot decal in your vehicle's rear window alerts first responders to check your glove compartment for vital information to ensure you receive the medical attention you need."

To receive a "Yellow Dot," you can stop into any DMV in our area or many state representatives offices carry them as well. You can also get one online by heading here.

Once you receive a "Yellow Dot," you're encouraged to place it on the back left windshield of your car.

To update your emergency contact information which is synced to your Pennsylvania Driver's License, head here!

If you have other questions related to this program or PennDOT projects in general, you can reach out to James May directly at jamay@pa.gov.


  • i give up!

    You know what’s going to happens now? Thieves will be breaking in cars to steal people’s personal I.D.. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING PENNDOT???? IDIOTS!

    • James

      re “I Give Up” – there is no personal ID info in there that would be remotely valuable to a thief. You are not putting your SS# or insurance card number, etc. All you are putting is info like what hospital you want to go to, blood type, medications etc. If you are a diabetic, that info is not very useful to a thief. This is used across the nation and I’ve not seen any reports of people breaking into a car to find out if somebody is on blood thinner medicine or asthmatic. Plus, it is completely voluntary, so if that is a concern to an individual, they don’t have to participate.

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