Lawmakers evaluating the success of “Move Over” laws

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) –Illinois State Police Trooper Brooke Jones-Story, from Stephenson County, is one of the many officers that have been hit and killed along the highway.

More than 120 law enforcement officers in Illinois have been hit on the side of a road during a traffic stop since 2009.

The nation’s Government Accountability Office is looking into “Move Over” laws and whether or not they’re effective.

In Illinois, not moving over and avoiding what is known as “Scott’s Law” carries a fine up to $10,000.

U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth, Dick Durbin and Representative Cheri Bustos asked the board to review the law, and to see if any states are having success.

Lawmakers want federal funding to help states educate drivers.

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