The Nevada Yellow Dot Program was established by the Nevada State Legislature in May 2015. The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), in partnership with the City of Henderson and other local jurisdictions, is responsible for implementing and administering the program.
The free life-saving program assists emergency personnel responding to traffic incidents by immediately providing Yellow Dot participants’ critical information. Access to this information helps in providing proper medical attention in the critical hour after an accident.
“Our community is growing again, and with growth comes traffic challenges, including crashes and emergency incidents that require quick, effective response,” said Councilwoman Debra March. “I believe the Yellow Dot Program will be a valuable resource for our community and can help decrease treatment times while also improving survival rates for drivers and passengers on our roadways.”
Yellow Dot participants store critical medical information in the glove compartments of their vehicles. First responders are alerted to this when they see a yellow dot decal placed in the car’s lower left rear window.
If a driver is unable to answer questions or is unconscious after an accident or incident, the Yellow Dot decal alerts first responders and provides them with access to the information they need to provide critical care and treatment.
Free Yellow Dot Program kits are available at all of the city’s recreation and senior centers, at Henderson library branches, and at Touro University Nevada, 874 American Pacific Dr.
Each kit contains a Yellow Dot decal, name and emergency contact information, list of allergies or medical conditions for the participant, name and contact information of the participant’s physician, and health insurance details, if applicable. Yellow Dot medical cards are available to drivers and passengers of any age and do not require any type of registration with the county or the state.
Once information is compiled and complete, the kit should be stored in the car’s glove compartment, while the Yellow Dot decal should be affixed to the car’s rear window on the driver’s side.
For additional information about the program, visit rtcsnv.com/yellowdot. +