Tom Cullerton pushes for increased awareness of Scott’s Law in the wake of a deadly season for Illinois State Troopers

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VILLA PARK – In light of the last couple of deadly months on the highway for the Illinois State Troopers, Senator Tom Cullerton is pushing for greater awareness of existing laws that require Illinois drivers to slow down and give officers a wide berth.

Cullerton (D-Villa Park) championed Senate Bill 947, which would require the Secretary of State to include information about Scott’s Law in every vehicle registration notice it sends to motorists. Scott’s Law requires that drivers must move over, if possible, and slow down when approaching an emergency vehicle.

“Every day, State Troopers put their lives on the line to keep us safe,” said Cullerton. “In turn, we must do whatever we can to put a stop to these preventable, senseless accidents. It is plain and simple – when you see an emergency vehicle pulled over on the side of the road, you need to move over.”

The legislation was introduced in light of the recent tragic deaths of three State Troopers since the start of 2019. The number of troopers hit by vehicles has drastically increased this year. In the last three months, there have been 16 reported incidents.

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April 26, 2019 at 02:21PM

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