Illinois Wants To Double Down On Scott’s Law Offenders
Governor Prizker announced a bill that could send Scott's Law violators to jail.
If you're not familiar, Scott's Law is the rule of the road that says when approaching any police or other emergency vehicle stopped along the roadway, you must: proceed with due caution. change lanes if possible. It's been a law for a while but only recently has it become an emphasis of enforcement.
MyStateline - The two-part law proposes raising fines for violators of "Scott's Law" -- the "move over" law -- and increasing the criminal penalty to a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail. The bill also includes the creation of the "Move Over Task Force," dedicated to studying the violations.
For most of us, this isn't an issue. This is basic defensive driving. Hopefully, like the Illinois police "undercover sting," this is more of an awareness campaign than just "trying to catch people."