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In efforts to help keep first responders safe, Lombard Police and Fire Departments are reminding motorists that it is the law move over when they encounter emergency vehicles with flashing lights.
New stickers, which read “move over” and “slow down,” have been added to Lombard’s police vehicles, to remind motorists that this potentially life-saving action is required by law.
Scott’s Law, or the “Move Over” Law, requires motorists must move over and slow down when approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle; authorized emergency vehicle is giving a signal by displaying alternately flashing red, red and white, blue, or red and blue lights or amber or yellow warning lights. (www.isp.state.il)
When approaching emergency vehicles that have their lights on, motorists should:
The law is named after Lieutenant Scott Gillen of the Chicago Fire Department who was struck and killed by in impaired driver while assisting at the scene of a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway in 2000.
Please contact Communications Coordinator Avis Meade with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.