Bits N Briefs

January 5, 2004
Car seat for child transportation

Child Passenger Protection Act – Extended Age

Children under the age of eight (8) must be in a U.S. Department of Transportation approved “child restraint system”, which includes booster seats. The old law was under the age of six (6). All passengers under […]
March 5, 2003
Illinois state police car

Scott’s Law

Over the past few years, there appears to be increased enforcement of "Scott's Law," named after a Chicago firefighter who was killed in the line of duty by a passing motorist. The law increases penalties for drivers on approach of authorized emergency vehicles, who fail to yield to emergency vehicles or who cause accidents or injury to personnel at emergency scenes.