- Published: Thursday, May 30, 2019 09:56 PM
SPRINGFIELD – To prevent more tragic losses of emergency responders and highway workers, Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) passed legislation through the Senate on Thursday that strengthens Scott’s Law and finds a way to end senseless roadway fatalities.
“We need drivers to yield to first responders on the side of the road,” Munoz said. “It’s absolutely unacceptable that we are losing officers who are trying to keep us safe due to reckless driving.”
This year, Troopers Christopher Lambert, Brooke Jones-Story and Gerald Ellis were killed in the line of duty when hit by vehicles while their patrol vehicles were stalled on the side of the road. The law was initially passed in memory of Lieutenant Scott Gillen.