Have you heard of the Yellow Dot? If you haven’t, please continue reading. It’s a safety campaign that could very well save your life if you are involved in an accident and cannot communicate with responders.
To participate in the Yellow Dot program, drivers simply fill out a pamphlet and put it in their glovebox. Once the information is included and the pamphlet is tucked away, participants place a Yellow Dot sticker on the back window of their vehicle. The sticker alerts first responders, telling them to look for the pamphlet.
The pamphlet allows drivers to tell responders of any medical conditions they have, any medications they take regularly, and who to contact in the event of an emergency. This information is passed along even if the person is unable to speak for themselves. It is a program that local officials are hoping more people will take part in.
Just a week ago, an accident in Palm Beach County showed just how important the program is. In the early-morning crash, three victims had to be taken to the hospital. It took hours for medical staff to track down family members. Had the yellow pamphlet been in the glovebox of the car, it wouldn’t have taken long at all for family to be contacted and on the way to their loved ones.
Any citizen who is interested in participating in the Yellow Dot program can pick up a pamphlet and sticker at the Palm Beach County Fire station at any time.
If you are injured in a car accident in West Palm Beach or the surrounding area, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and property damage. Reach out to Steinger, Iscoe & Greene for assistance. Your first consultation will be held at no cost to you or your family.