Yellow Dot program aims to save motorists' lives

Do you have the yellow dot on your rear car window?

Do you have the dot?

The Illinois Department of Transportation wants you to and if you don't you might want to reconsider, because driving can be dangerous.

As of May 2, 2014 there have been more than 206 fatal crashes on Illinois roads.

Experts say the first hour after a crash is the most important. It's called the Golden Hour.

"Looking at the scene at the situation, individuals that are there and being able to get them transported to where they need to be," Trina Deitrich, the Safekids Adams County Coordinator, said.

When first responders arrive at the scene, they need every bit of help they can get.

By placing the yellow dot on your rear windshield, it could save your life.

When responders see the dot, it tells them to go to the glove compartment in the car.

There, they will find a yellow card with vital information.

"It can give allergies, it can give any medical awareness needs to them, and it also lets them know who to look for in the car in the event if someone was ejected," Deitrich said.

The card also contains an up to date photo, medications being taken, insurance and emergency contact information.

Dietrich says every second counts and time should be taken now, to help you later.