- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A free program designed to help people after a traffic accident is now available statewide.

Bullock County officials joined Gov. Robert Bentley on Friday to start participating in the Yellow Dot program and complete coverage statewide. The program began in 2009 in Etowah County.

Yellow Dot coordinator Lora Weaver says a Yellow Dot decal is placed in the back window of a vehicle. If a crash occurs, the dot alerts first responders to a yellow information packet in the glove compartment that lists health conditions, medications and emergency contacts.

Vivian Howard of Homewood says the program helped save her. She’s a diabetic and she blacked out while driving last year. She says the packet provided paramedics with the information needed to treat her quickly.

Enrollment sites are available at: http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/yellowdot

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