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Scott's Law - If It's Flashing Move Over
Scott's Law - If It's Flashing Move Over
Jill Hohlbauch
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Scott's Law – If It's Flashing Move Over

 

Driver Education Instructors,

 

So far in 2019, 14 Illinois State Troopers have been hit by motorists while stopped on the side of the road, compared to eight incidents in calendar year 2018. The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois State Police are working together to ensure all teen drivers, their parents, and families have the information they need to protect those who protect us. Scott's Law, also known as the Move Over Law, was named after Lieutenant Scott Gillen of the Chicago Fire Department who was struck and killed by an intoxicated driver while assisting at a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Scott's Law mandates that upon approaching any stationary vehicle with flashing emergency lights, including commercial trucks and cars, all approaching vehicles shall:

 

·         reduce speed,

·         change lanes if possible; and

·         proceed with caution.