Illinois State Police officials announced a special enforcement of Move Over, or Scott's Law, details dedicated in honor of fallen Trooper Christopher Lambert on Sunday.
On Jan. 12, 2019, Trooper Lambert was killed in the line of duty when he was on the scene of a three-vehicle accident in the left lane of I-294 near Willow Rd.
While handling the crash, another vehicle failed to stop and struck Trooper Lambert while he was standing outside of his patrol car.
Trooper Lambert began his ISP career in 2013 and graduated with Cadet Class 123. Lambert served honorably in the United States Army for eight years; he is survived by his wife, children and parents.
Officials say the initiative is designed to further educate the public of Scott's Law. The statewide detail began on Sunday and will run through Saturday, and officials say the details will focus on making Illinois roads safer by raising awareness of Scott's Law.
ISP Sgt. Delila Garcia explains the details of Scott's Law.
In 2019, 27 ISP stationary squad cars were struck by vehicles and drivers who violated Scott's Law. That number is higher than all ISP crashes of the sort that occurred in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Sgt. Garcia spoke about "Operation Lambert."
Effective Jan. 1, 2020, violators of Scott's Law will be fined no less than $250 for a first offense and no less than $750 for a subsequent offense.
If the violation involves property damage, the violator's driver's license will be suspended for a mandatory period from anywhere between three to 12 months.
If the violation results in injury to another person, the violator's driver's license will be suspended for a period of anywhere between six months and two years.