(WREX)- Sheriff’s Deputies from across the state of Illinois stepped up their patrols of Scott’s Law violations.
Through the month of April, deputies issued 441 Scott’s Law violations in 36 counties.
827 tickets were issued for speeding, 289 for using electronic devices and 425 other violations.
Scott’s Law, also known as The Move Over Law, requires drivers in the state to yield to another lane when any vehicle is on the shoulder with flashing lights. If that is not possible, drivers must slow down.
The new push to enforce the law comes after two Illinois State Police Troopers were killed by Scott’s Law Violations. Trooper Christopher Lambert was killed near Chicago, and Trooper Brooke Jones-Story was killed on U.S. 20 near Freeport.