SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Teenage drivers in Illinois are getting a reminder to move over and slow down when passing vehicles on the side of the road.
The Illinois State Police and the Illinois State Board of Education produced an educational flyer promoting Scott’s Law , or the Move Over Law. Motorists must reduce speed and change lanes if possible when they see stationary vehicles with emergency lights flashing at roadside.
Two state troopers have been killed at roadside since Jan. 1 while assisting motorists. The incidents are among 16 crashes involving state troopers or their vehicles stopped along roads. That compares with eight in all of 2018.
They flyer was distributed to driver’s education instructors, school superintendents and principals to post in classrooms and deliver to students.