Did You Know About Move Over & Slow Down Laws in Illinois?

Every state in America has a set of laws designed to protect emergency services workers as well as roadside workers, but a national poll done by Mason Dixon Polling & Research shows that 71% of Americans are unaware of any of these laws in effect in their states. Statistics provided by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund show that since 1997, over 150 law enforcement officers have been fatally struck by vehicles during traffic stops. According to the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition, more than 200 roadside workers also lose their lives each year while doing their jobs.

Slow Down & Move Over laws are very simple, and the name basically tells you itself what to do. Whenever you see a law enforcement, emergency services or roadside work crew in the process of doing their job, slow down and move over if you can. It's the law.

All of us here at Jackson Family of Dealerships want to help make drivers aware of these laws. Drive safely in the local area!

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