- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

READING, Pa. (AP) - First responders in Pennsylvania say a program launched two years ago to help senior citizens during traffic accidents has failed to gain traction.

Several first responders told The Reading Eagle (https://bit.ly/1q6VtKi ) that they knew little about the state’s Yellow Dot program, which provides seniors with forms to disclose medications, health conditions and emergency contact numbers.

A yellow dot on the rear windshield of the vehicle tells first responders to check the glove compartment for that information in the event of a crash.

An employee from a county aging office told the newspaper that the program lacked advertising after it was introduced.

A spokesman for the state Department of Transportation says 200,000 Yellow Dot packets have been distributed, but they don’t know how many stickers have been used.


Information from: Reading Eagle, https://www.readingeagle.com/

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