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A dangerous trend has returned to Illinois, two years after three Illinois State Police troopers were killed.
Scott’s Law crashes involving Illinois State Police troopers are on the rise so far in 2021, with 10 crashes reported since Jan. 1. Three of the Scott’s Law crashes happened on just one day—Feb. 16.
Scott’s Law, also known as the Move Over Law, requires Illinois drivers to slow down and safely change lanes when a vehicle with flashing hazard lights is on the side of the road. […]
Out of the 10 Scott’s Law crashes in 2021, six have left troopers with injuries. One of the crashes, in Will County on Feb. 15, left a trooper seriously injured. None of the crashes in 2021 have been deadly, however Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly said one Scott’s Law crash is too many.
“…this about more than just obeying the law,” Kelly said. “It’s about basic decency and respect for the very lives of the brave souls on our streets simply trying to help the public.”