Yellow Dot Program Update

Jan 29, 2020

Yellow Dot Program

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Kentucky introduced the Yellow Dot Program in 2015.  This program alerts first responders at crash scenes of critical medical information that could save a life.

The best chance for survival following a traumatic injury occurs when the injured person is seen and treated within an hour of the event. In the moments directly following a crash, seconds count. Participants are providing important medical information that could help emergency responders make split second decisions.

This is how the program works….

  • The Yellow Dot decal is placed in the lower‐left corner on the driver‐side rear Make sure the glass surface is clean so the decal will adhere.
  • A Yellow Dot personal information folder is placed into the glove compartment of the vehicle. The completed form should include a clear, close‐up face shot picture that can be easily identified as the crash
  • Make sure it is on top of other papers, and readily visible to first
  • If there is more than one person who uses the vehicle, or if you routinely carry children in the vehicle, consider including a separate Yellow Dot folder for each regular Keep all Yellow Dot folders together in the glove compartment to make retrieval in an emergency faster.
  • The form itself includes basic medical and emergency contact information, personal physician’s contact information, current medical conditions, allergies and medications, and a history of recent surgeries. To help protect your identity, don't include information like credit card or social security

The program lost its funding through the Department of Transportation, Highway Safety Program in 2017.  Since then the Yellow DOT program in Kentucky has been continued through the Kentucky Autism Training Center free of charge to all Kentucky citizens.

The Kentucky Autism Training Center website has information on how to obtain the Yellow DOT materials.