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State Highway Safety Showcase

Illinois Yellow Dot Program

Illinois Division of Traffic Safety

Got the Dot?

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Traffic Safety Division's Yellow Dot program is a life-saving traffic safety initiative that provides first responders at crash scenes with critical medical information to improve emergency care for persons involved in vehicle crashes.

Program participants are given a yellow dot sticker to place on the rear window of their vehicle. A personal information card that includes emergency contact information, medical conditions, allergies, and other important information, is placed in the glove compartment. When first responders arrive at a crash scene and see the yellow dot, they know to retrieve the personal identification card from the glove compartment. The program is a free service provided to all Illinois citizens.

IDOT, along with the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Department on Aging, and county health departments across the state are working together to increase awareness of the voluntary, federally-funded program, and provide distribution centers and information for interested residents.

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