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THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS URGING FAMILIES TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SUCCESSFULL YELLOW DOT PROGRAM.

THE PROGRAM WORKS LIKE THIS: YOU PLACE THE YELLOW DOT STICKER IN YOUR REAR DRIVER’S SIDE WINDOW…WHICH INDICATES TO FIRST RESPONDERS THAT THERE IS A MEDICAL INFORMATION CARD IN YOUR GLOVE BOX. I-DOT SECRETARY RANDY BLANKENHORN SAYS WHEN SECONDS COUNT IN AN ACCIDENT…HAVING DETAILS ABOUT MEDICATIONS AND MEDICAL CONDITIONS CAN BE A LIFE SAVER.

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LINDSAY FAULKER RUNS THE YELLOW DOT PROGRAM FOR THE STATE…AND SAYS IT WOULD BE LIFE SAVING SHOULD SHE AND HER SON, WHO SUFFERS A GENETIC DISORDER, GET INTO AN ACCIDENT.

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YOU CAN PICK UP A YELLOW DOT KIT AT YOUR LOCAL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND AT SOME POLICE STATIONS AND HOSPITALS. A FULL LIST OF LOCATIONS IS AVAILABLE AT YELLOWDOTILLINOIS DOT ORG.

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