Scott's Law

Madison County Scott's Law Attorneys

What Is Scott's Law?

Often called the "Move Over Law," Scott's Law requires drivers to yield to moving emergency vehicles displaying flashing warning lights. The law also requires drivers to change lanes (if possible) or reduce speed and proceed with due caution when approaching a stationary emergency vehicle displaying flashing warning lights.

Scott's Law was created in honor of Lieutenant Scott Gillen of the Chicago Fire Department, who was hit and killed in 2000 by a drunk motorist while assisting at a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway in Illinois.

Possible Punishment For Violating Scott's Law

Violation of Scott's Law could result in a fine of up to $10,000. Conviction could also result in driver's license suspension under the following circumstances:

  • 90 days to one year if the violation results in damage to the property of another person
  • 180 days to two years if the violation results in injury to another person
  • Two years if the violation results in the death of another person

An Aggressive Defense Focused On Protecting Your Driving Record

Even if you've received a ticket charging you with violating Scott's Law, you are innocent until proven guilty. The attorneys of Madison County Traffic Law Attorneys, LLC, can help you defend your rights and your driving privileges. We have decades of experience representing clients charged with a broad range of traffic violations, including citations for violating Scott's Law.

Attorney Cory Smith is a former assistant state's attorney (ASA) who was the supervising prosecutor for DUI and misdemeanor traffic ticket cases. He understands the legal and factual issues involved in these cases, and he has secured not-guilty verdicts, dismissals of charges and reduced penalties for numerous individuals in Madison County and throughout Metro East and the Illinois River Bend.

Contact Our Edwardsville Emergency Vehicle Violation Lawyers

Contact Madison County Traffic Law Attorneys, LLC, at 618-307-0323 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Madison County Scott's Law attorneys.