Indiana lawmakers consider Yellow Dot program for drivers

State legislators believe a yellow sticker could be the difference between life and death for Indiana drivers, WXIN reported.

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The proposed Yellow Dot Emergency Program for Indiana is similar to programs in other states, including AlabamaGeorgiaPennsylvania and New York.

The program is designed to help first responders determine a driver or passenger's medical condition, particularly within the first hour of a crash WXIN reported. Drivers who opt into the program place a small yellow dot on the lower left part of their vehicle's front windshield. That alerts first responders that there is a yellow envelope in the glove compartment, the television station reported.

"It'll have your photo in there, it'll have information on recent surgeries medications you take and your medical history so the first responders can best treat you in that emergency situation," State Rep. Ethan Manning, R-Denver, told WXIN.

The charge for the Yellow Dot Emergency Program would be $5, the television station reported.

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