Scott's Law

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Mike Halpin advanced a measure that would require the Secretary of State to provide specific information about Scott’s Law to any person who incorrectly answers the question about Scott’s Law on the driver’s license written exam:

“Scott’s Law is an important public safety rule,” said Halpin (D-Rock Island). “We must do everything we can to educate drivers about it. When driver’s license applicants get that question wrong, it’s imperative that they are specifically made aware of the law so we can reduce the number of unnecessary deaths in the line of duty.”

Scott's Law requires drivers to change lanes when approaching stationary emergency vehicles, including highway maintenance vehicles displaying flashing lights, and any stationary vehicle with their hazard lights activated.

House Bill 4711 passed the Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday and heads to the full Senate for further consideration.