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Kudos to PennDOT programs aimed at saving lives

GasBuddy Blog -- It takes just a moment for a medical emergency to occur on the road when you're driving and all of the sudden, you are at the mercy of police or other first responders.

To assist in saving lives Pennsylvania's DOT launched two initiatives: the Yellow Dot and Emergency Contact Information programs.

""Both of these programs speak for people when they can't speak for themselves,so medical concerns can be addressed and contacts can be reached as quickly as possible," Corbett said. "When someone is in a crash or they find themselves in an emergency situation, it's critical that emergency responders quickly find out as much as they can about the victim," said Governor Tom Corbett.

Participants in the Yellow Dot program...


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danmckdude
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 10:54:54 AM

we need to do more to save lives like PennDot
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garywa01
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:50:16 AM

should check pda's too
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captcarl5
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 11:04:36 AM

about time they do something right
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:13:38 AM

This was posted yesterday.
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mrjames1818
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 6:10:56 AM

Sounds like a good idea - looks like we are getting closer to using microchips for people
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Foxt
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 6:06:04 AM

Still a nice add. Kudos!
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Bill100
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 6:02:21 AM

Sounds simple enough and cheap enough.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:59:43 AM

Hmmm
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:58:31 AM

Very interesting...
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:55:34 AM

Read this one yesterday.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:55:05 AM

I wish it could be guaranteed for only that use
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:53:57 AM

Sounds good
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:53:41 AM

Good idea.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:53:10 AM

weekend repost
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:47:18 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:43:39 AM

sounds good! hope my state adopts this
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:42:12 AM

An excellent program which hopefully will spread to other states.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:41:30 AM

This is not going to lower my prices at the pump.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:28:31 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:28:13 AM

...sweet, but will it lower my gas prices ?...
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:25:25 AM

An excellent program.Should be nationwide.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:20:55 AM

Déjà vu
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Yes looks promising
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:18:28 AM

good news
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:16:49 AM

Good for those who participate.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:15:44 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:09:31 AM

Great program
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:08:22 AM

Interesting, but.... gas prices??
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:06:21 AM

They sounds pretty cool.
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old news
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:01:18 AM

Good idea.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 4:56:39 AM

i don't know about a yellow dot on my windshield telling everyone that i have private medical information about me in the glove-box.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 4:55:48 AM

A GREAT IDEA.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 4:49:19 AM

interesting concept and a great idea. While I can add this information into my own vehicle, it is nice to see that other states have made it easier to recognize when the information is already there.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 4:47:57 AM

Good idea.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 4:47:31 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 4:43:43 AM

Kudos to PennDOT programs aimed at saving lives, knowing important medical information quickly can save lives. There are conditions that people have that first responders need to know so they can treat them correctly. Now where did that yellow sticker go and isn't Kudos a snack bar?
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 4:41:45 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 4:36:37 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 4:27:53 AM

wouldn't hurt to do this on your own
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 4:13:46 AM

And how does this article relate to the lowering of gasoline prices at the pump?
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A government that cares?
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No government cares about a life.
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My OnStar works in most places & you can register medical conditions.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 3:56:07 AM

Just an excuse for the government to monitor our lives.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 3:56:01 AM

Zero'BOY will save them.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 3:55:16 AM

Interesting.
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Hmmmmmm!
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Ok
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 3:39:59 AM

medical alert necklaces, bracelets & vehicle med alert window stickers have been around for many years for those with significant known medical problems. medical responders generally know to look for those ID's. Law enforcement sometimes doesn't seem to be as alert for those ID's. I've had them call into the Emer. Dept. because someone was acting peculiar & they had to be asked if they looked for a medical alert like a bracelet or a sticker on the vehicle. When they looked it was right where it was suppose to be. They also have alert ID cards in the wallet as well. So I think both the yellow dot & the computerized version need to be in place. When they call in a name the info would be seen by the dispatcher who should alert the on scene personnel.
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