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A NEW STATE LAW AIMS TO MAKE IT SAFER FOR PEOPLE TO CROSS THE STREET IN ILLINOIS.

 

“MASON’S LAW” CRACKS DOWN ON DRIVERS WHO FAIL TO YIELD IN INTERSECTIONS AND AT CROSSWALKS AND END UP SERIOUSLY INJURING SOMEONE SAYS REPRESENTATIVE LINDSAY PARKHURST OF KANKAKEE.

 

 

THERE ARE ALREADY TOUGH LAWS FOR DRIVERS WHO KILL SOMEONE AFTER FAILING TO YIELD IN INTERSECTIONS, CROSS WALKS AND SCHOOL ZONES.

 

 

PREVIOUSLY…DRIVERS IN THIS SITUATION USUALLY ONLY ENDED UP PAYING A FINE. THE LAW TAKES EFFECT NEXT SUMMER AND IS NAMED AFTER 24-YEAR OLD MASON KNORR OF RURAL CLIFTON. HE WAS KILLED IN AN INTERSECTION LAST YEAR.

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