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Illinois State Police Squad Car Hit Again

ANOTHER ILLINOIS STATE POLICE SQUAD CAR HAS BEEN STRUCK, MARKING THE 14TH SCOTT’S LAW RELATED CRASH THIS YEAR. 

 

A CHICAGO AREA TROOPER WAS SITTING IN HIS CAR WITH THE LIGHTS ACTIVATED WHEN HE WAS HIT BY A DRUNK DRIVER. THE TROOPER SUFFERED NON-LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES, BUT THIS IS HAPPENING WAY TOO OFTEN SAYS STATE POLICE MASTER SERGEANT JOEY WATSON.

 

 

WATSON SAYS BOTTOM LINE, ANYTIME YOU SEE ANY VEHICLE PULLED OVER WITH THE LIGHTS FLASHING OR HAZARDS ON, PASSING MOTORISTS MUST SLOW DOWN AND CHANGE LANES IF POSSIBLE.

 

 

SCOTT’S LAW REQUIRES DRIVERS TO SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER IF POSSIBLE WHEN PASSING A STOPPED VEHICLE WITH FLASHING LIGHTS. VIOLATORS FACE A FINE OF AT LEAST 250 DOLLARS AND COULD LOSE THEIR LICENSE IF THEY HURT SOMEONE.

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