After state trooper deaths, bipartisan bill would more than double fines for violating law requiring drivers to slow down and move over

Chicago Tribune: After the deaths of two Illinois State Police troopers in roadside collisions this year, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his state police director are joining a bipartisan group of lawmakers in backing legislation that would increase penalties for drivers who don’t slow down or move over for vehicles on the side of the road.

The proposal, filed Tuesday by Democratic state Rep. Marcus Evans of Chicago, would increase the minimum fine for a first violation of the move-over law, also known as Scott’s Law, to $250 from $100. Subsequent violations would carry a minimum fine of $750. Violators also would be charged an additional $250 fee that would help fund education and enforcement of the law.

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