Moul’s ‘Yellow Dot’ Initiative Now Reality
11/16/2012
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has launched two new programs aimed at saving the lives of Pennsylvanians in emergency situations, Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin) said today.

The Yellow Dot program and the Emergency Contact Information program encourage citizens to prepare important information in the event it is needed in an emergency. Participation in both programs is voluntary and free of charge.

Moul’s suggestion, initiated more than a year ago, led to the development of the Yellow Dot program, in which participating motorists may fill out a form, provided by PennDOT, listing their emergency and medical contact information as well as any medical conditions or medications that should be known to emergency responders in the event of a crash. The form is then placed in a specially marked, bright yellow envelope in the vehicle’s glove box where it can be easily located by emergency personnel. PennDOT also provides a yellow dot sticker, to be affixed to the vehicle’s rear window, to signal the availability of the emergency information.

“I advocated for this initiative with older drivers in mind, but it is a safety measure for everyone,” said Moul. “As we age, we may require vision correction, medication, and our reflexes may not be as good as when we were younger, but anyone who participates in this program can benefit from it.”

Similarly, the Emergency Contact Information program offers Pennsylvania driver’s license and PennDOT-issued ID holders the opportunity to log into a secure database and list two emergency contacts. Participants can update the information as needed, but only law enforcement officials can view the information in the system. In the event of any emergency, law enforcement can use a participant’s ID to quickly find his or her emergency contact information.

Anyone interested in participating in the Yellow Dot program can pick up a packet at Moul’s district office at 30 W. Middle St., Gettysburg, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or call (717) 334-3010. To learn more about these programs, visit www.RepMoul.com



State Representative Dan Moul
91st District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Donna Pinkham
dpinkham@pahousegop.com
717.260.6452
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