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State Board of Education, Illinois State Police, join forces to educate teen drivers about Scott’s Law

Agencies share flyer about the “Move Over” Law with Illinois driver education programs

SPRINGFIELD – Sixteen Illinois State Troopers have been struck or lost their lives on the road so far in 2019, compared to eight in all of 2018. The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois State Police are working together to ensure all teen drivers and their families have the information they need to protect those who protect us.


Scott’s Law, also known as the Move Over Law, was named after Lieutenant Scott Gillen of the Chicago Fire Department. He was struck and killed by an intoxicated driver while assisting at a crash site 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.

The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois State Police created and distributed the below flyer to driver education programs, district and regional superintendents, and principals to post in classrooms and deliver to teen drivers and their families. 


Click here or visit https://www.isbe.net/Documents/ISBE-MoveOver-Flyer.pdf to view, download, and share the flyer.

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