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Maine Starts Medical Car Sticker Program
10/09/2012 10:48 AM ET  

The Yellow Dot program, which is aimed at alerting authorities to drivers' medical conditions, is being launched in Gorham and Westbrook.

GORHAM, Maine (AP) _ A nationwide program that places yellow stickers on the back windows of vehicles to indicate that an occupant has a medical condition is coming to Maine.

The Yellow Dot program is being launched in Gorham and Westbrook and organizers say they would eventually like to see it used throughout Cumberland County, and eventually the entire state.

The purpose is to help emergency responders treat accident victims who can't provide information about their medical conditions or the medications they're taking. The yellow dots indicate that the medical information is in the car's glove box.

Gorham police Officer Ted Hatch became aware of the program last year after USA Today published an article about its growing popularity.

He tells The Portland Press Herald  the program could save lives.


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