CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois State Police are reminding you to slow down and move over when you approach emergency vehicles with their hazard lights flashing.
Thursday is Scott’s Law Day, in memory of CFD Lieutenant Scott Gillen, who was killed by a drunk driver 21 years ago today while assisting at a crash scene, on the Dan Ryan.READ MORE: Bucktown Woman Shaken After Being Carjacked During Saturday Morning Spree, And She's Not The First Victim In Her Family
ISP said “Scott’s Law” crashes are up this year over last. Twenty-two state police squad cars have been hit this year. That’s up over 15 from 2020.READ MORE: After Hit-And-Run Killed Retired Police Officer Richard Haljean, Edison Park Neighbors Touhy Avenue Is Dangerous And Action Is Needed
If you violate Scott’s Law on a first offense, you face a fine of between $250 and $10,000. If someone is injured, your license could be suspended anywhere from six months to two years.MORE NEWS: At Least One Person Injured In Zion Snowmobile Accident