More people seem to understand that it’s the law says you need to move over for stopped vehicles on the side of the road. That goes for a broken down car, first responders on an accident or a police officer handling a traffic stop. Last year three Illinois State Police Troopers were killed by vehicle traffic and following those tragic accidents the ISP and others stepped up enforcement of the “move over law”. ISP Director Brendan Kelly says the public is slowly getting the message but more needs to be done to get bad habits to change.
Kelly says there has been a greater than 700 percent increase in the number of move over violations written this year compared to last year.