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Scott's Law reminder

 

December 29, 2021



The Illinois State Police (ISP) would like to remind the motoring public of the requirements of Scott’s Law, otherwise known as the “Move Over” law. When approaching an emergency vehicle, or any vehicle with their emergency or hazard lights activated, drivers are required to slow down AND move over.

The Move Over Law was enacted in 2002 in memory of Lt. Scott Gillen of the Chicago Fire Department who was struck and killed on Dec. 23, 2000, by an intoxicated driver while assisting at a crash scene.

In the last five years, the ISP has seen increased numbers in crashes involving Scott...



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