Scott's law

Move Over Law Gets New Campaign

Dec 6, 2017
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Gov. Bruce Rauner joined state officials to announce a new roadway safety campaign aimed at raising awareness of Scott’s Law. That’s the law requiring motorists to move over for stopped vehicles with flashing lights.

The state law was first enacted in 2002, requiring motorists to slow down, move over and change lanes if possible to make room for stopped emergency vehicles with flashing lights. The law was expanded in January 2017 to include any vehicle with flashing hazard lights.

Georgia truck driver charged in state trooper's death

Apr 24, 2013

A Georgia truck driver has been charged in the death of an Illinois State Police trooper. Kyle Deatherage was killed last November when he was struck by a tractor-trailer. IPR’S Brian Mackey has more.

Prosecutors are charging Johnny Felton Jr. of Georgia with reckless homicide. They say he was driving his semi north on I-55 near Litchfield when he allegedly hit and killed Deatherige, who had stopped another motorist. Chris Matoush is the Montgomery County state's attorney.