The city of Joliet issued this news release about the Yellow Dot Program:
The Joliet Police Department will be partnering with the Illinois Department of
Transportation to help increase awareness of a new initiative – the Yellow Dot
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
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, officials said.
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.com.