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Scott's Law: The "Move Over" Law
Scott's Law: The "Move Over" Law
ROE 9
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

ISBE has a flyer to post in classrooms and schools regarding Scott's Law. You can download a copy here. The information below is included on the flyer.


What is Scott's Law? 625 ILCS 5/11-907(c)

Scott's Law was named after Lieutenant Scott Gillen of the Chicago Fire Department who was struck and killed by an intoxicated driver while assisting at a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Scott's Law mandates that upon approaching any stationary vehicle with flashing emergency lights, including commercial trucks and cars, all approaching vehicles shall: 

  • reduce speed
  • change lanes if possible; and
  • proceed with caution