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ISP Vehicle Hit In Another Scott's Law Incident

Another Scott’s Law violation is the 13th ISP Move Over Law-related crash of 2024. ISP investigated a traffic crash south of Litchfield in Macoupin County on April 20th at 9:02 PM, when an ISP trooper’s squad car was hit by a motorist who failed to move over. 


The ISP squad car was parked and blocking a lane of traffic on I-55 northbound near milepost 45. 8 with emergency lights activated handling a previous crash.  The trooper was outside of their car when it was struck by a white Toyota.  The trooper and driver, 76-year-old Fred J. Stewart of Springfield, Illinois were uninjured. 


In 2024, ISP suffered 13 move-over law-related crashes that have seen five troopers injured.  In 2023, there were 21 total move-over law-related crashes with seven troopers injured, and suffered 25 crashes in 2022, leaving 13 troopers injured.  You are encouraged to move over when approaching an emergency vehicle, or any vehicle that has its emergency or hazard lights flashing.  


A person who violates the Move Over Law Fines for violating Scott’s Law is punishable by a fine of not less than $250 or more than $10,000 for a first violation.  If the violation results in injury to another person, the violator’s driver’s license will be suspended for anywhere between six months and two years. 

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