Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle
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Failing to yield to an emergency vehicle is considered a very dangerous traffic offense. Police officers, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, and Department of Transportation workers on Illinois roadways are always at risk of injury by other passing motor vehicles. Otherwise known as "Scott's Law", this law requires drivers to move over a lane or significantly slow down when approaching a stopped emergency vehicle.
Scott's Law was enacted in response to a tragic accident in which a fireman was killed while assisting motorists involved in an accident on the highway. The fireman was struck by a passing car that was speeding by in the lane immediately adjacent to where his emergency vehicle was parked. This law is designed to protect not only police and firemen, but also road crews and tow truck operators displaying amber warning lights.
If you’ve been charged with failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, contact an Aurora criminal defense attorney at The Law Offices of David Lee. Call (630) 901-8700 today.
What are the Penalties for Failing to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle?
If you are convicted of a failure to yield to an emergency vehicle ticket, you may be facing any of the following penalties:
- 3-month driver’s license suspension
- Fines up to $10,000.00
- Public service
- Driver safety school
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David Lee at 630-901-8700
At The Law Offices of David Lee, our Aurora criminal defense attorney David Lee has represented many individuals charged with failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. Many of his clients are ordinary, law-abiding citizens that were either unaware of the law or did not realize they were breaking it. Not one of his clients has ever intended to harm any police officer, firefighter, paramedic, or tow truck driver. However, prosecutors take these offenses very seriously and you simply cannot risk losing your driver's license for an extended period of time. David can provide you with advice on how to address your pending failure to yield to an emergency vehicle ticket and can provide you with a plan to protect your driver's license. With more than 20 years of combined experience, our firm is prepared to fight for your rights.
Contact our Aurora criminal defense attorney today; call the firm at (630) 901-8700 to schedule a consultation.