Posted at: 08/14/2013 6:12 AM
Updated at: 08/14/2013 6:45 PM
Can you imagine being in a serious crash and not being able to speak and give the emergency responders your medical information? It's a situation county officials hope you never find yourself in, but if you do, they want you to be prepared.
That's why a session was held Wednesday morning to remind people about the Yellow Dot program. We told you about this program when it was first introduced back in January. The Yellow Dot sticker goes on the back drivers' side window of a car. If emergency responders see it, they know to go into your glove compartment and find a car with your medical information.
Assemblyman Mark Johns(R), 135th District, said, "It's important. As the officer said, he came upon a crash scene where somebody he thought was drunk. Turns out that they were diabetic and that's helpful. It expedites the medical process. Instead of having to bring somebody into the hospital and diagnose what the condition is, you know what the condition is as soon as you arrive on the scene."
You can get the stickers and cards at the DMV, sheriff's office substation or online.