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Yellow Dot program expands to Autauga Co. school bus drivers

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
AUTAUGA CO., AL (WSFA) -

Autauga County bus drivers are starting out the school year by participating in a free program  that could provide potentially life-saving information in the event of a crash.

The Yellow Dot Program alerts first responders to life saving information about the passengers on board.

At Tuesday's sign-up event, 150 bus drivers had their photographs taken and completed a personal form with emergency contact and medical information.

The information is placed inside a glove compartment on the vehicle and a yellow decal indicates participation in the program.

Officials say this is the first example of the program's use in work vehicles and they hope the participation will encourage Autuaga County teachers and parents to participate in the program.

The program, started in 2009 with a focus of personal vehicles, is expanding to a statewide level. Currently, 66 of the state's 67 counties are participating.

ON THE WEB: www.adeca.alabama.gov/yellowdot

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