NASHVILLE (WATE) - The Tennessee Department of Transportation launched its "Yellow DOT" program Wednesday, designed to help first responders identify vital medical information for senior drivers.
Under the program, yellow stickers are placed in the bottom left side of the rear window of vehicles and yellow envelopes containing a photo, medical history and prescription drug information is placed in glove compartments.
TDOT says the program will allow emergency personnel to make the most of what's known as the "golden
hour", the first hour after an injury or medical emergency during which medical
treatment can dramatically increase a patient's chances for survival.
Upon seeing the Yellow DOT sticker, first responders will know to check the glove compartment for the information packet.
TDOT says while the program is geared toward senior drivers, it can be beneficial for anyone with medical problems. There is no cost for signing up for the program.