This program assists citizens in the "golden hour" of emergency care following a traffic crash 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. The program is a cooperative effort between PennDOT, the state departments of Health and Aging, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, first responders, and local law enforcement.
How Can Citizens Participate?
Citizens complete a participation form online to have PennDOT mail them a Yellow Dot kit. Upon receipt, participants should complete the information section, which includes emergency contact information, medical history, medications, allergies, and doctors. A photo (showing only the head and shoulders) is then taped to the appropriate location inside the booklet. The kit should then be placed in the vehicle's glove compartment. The Yellow Dot decal is placed in the lower left corner of the participant’s rear windshield, no higher than 3 inches from the bottom.
For large quantities, please contact the PennDOT Sales Store at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-787-6746. Due to the large volume of kit requests, please allow a few weeks for delivery. All requests are given priority based on availability of supplies.
How Can EMS and Safety Partners Help Promote the Program?
PennDOT encourages you to share Yellow Dot benefits as part of your community outreach. Informational handouts can be downloaded (for emailing) or printed from the links below. They illustrate how the program works and tell people how they can request their own kit. It's perfect for health fairs, senior gatherings, and other public events. Because of the cost to assemble the kits, we ask that these materials be used as handouts, not the kits themselves.
Mass printings can be ordered from the PennDOT Sales Store at email@example.com or 717-787-6746.