April 3, 2024

Scott’s Law Detail Results 

On March 19, 2024, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit conducted a Scott’s Law traffic detail. Efforts were focused on various roads throughout the county, ensuring motorists were following Scott’s Law. Scott’s Law, also known as 625 ILCS 5/11-907(c), mandates that upon approaching any stationary vehicle with flashing emergency lights, including commercial trucks and cars, all approaching vehicles shall reduce speed, change lanes if possible, and proceed with caution.

In total, the Traffic Unit made 55 traffic stops and issued 59 traffic citations and 7 traffic warnings with the following highlights:

  • 26 Scott’s Law violations
  • 9 speeding citations
  • 7 uninsured citations
  • 6 expired registration citations
  • 4 cell phone citations
  • 7 other citations
  • 7 warnings for various traffic violations 

Scott’s Law is aimed to protect emergency workers on the side of the road and traffic details are conducted throughout the year to help raise awareness for the safety of roadside first responders.

Scott’s Law Detail