'Scott's Law' gets an upgrade in 2017

Dec 28, 2022
Trucking Safety

The Importance of 'Scott's Law'

'Scott's Law,' also known as the 'Move Over Law,' has been a vital legislation designed to protect the lives of law enforcement officers and emergency responders on our roads. With the increase in roadside accidents, this law has proven to be crucial in preventing additional harm to these professionals who risk their lives every day to keep us safe.

Updates in 2017

In 2017, 'Scott's Law' received significant upgrades to enhance its effectiveness and raise awareness among the general public. These updates aim to provide even greater protection to our law enforcement officers and emergency responders.

Expanded Coverage

One of the key updates of 'Scott's Law' is the expansion of its coverage. Previously, the law required drivers to slow down and proceed with caution when approaching an emergency vehicle on the side of the road with its lights flashing. However, the updated version now includes any vehicle with flashing lights, including construction and maintenance vehicles or tow trucks, ensuring their safety as well.

Increased Penalties

To deter reckless behavior and further emphasize the gravity of violating 'Scott's Law,' the penalties have been significantly increased in 2017. Drivers who fail to move over or slow down for emergency vehicles can now face hefty fines, license suspensions, and even potential jail time, depending on the severity of the offense.

Importance of Compliance

Compliance with 'Scott's Law' is not only a legal requirement but also a moral obligation to safeguard the lives of those who protect and serve our communities. By adhering to the updated version of the law, drivers can do their part in ensuring the safety of officers, responders, and the general public.

Raising Awareness

As trusted advocates within the legal industry, the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr is committed to raising awareness about 'Scott's Law.' We understand the importance of educating our clients and the public about their rights and responsibilities to create a safer environment for everyone on the road.

Educational Resources

At the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr, we provide comprehensive resources that explain 'Scott's Law' in detail. Our team of experienced attorneys can guide you through its intricacies and answer any questions you may have.

Contact Us

If you have any legal concerns related to 'Scott's Law,' or if you are seeking legal advice on other matters, we are here to help. The Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr is dedicated to providing exceptional legal services in the area of Law and Government - Legal. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.