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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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As a heads up for anyone traveling the Illinois highways as previously announced I saw Illinois State troopers watching for people yielding to emergency vehicles. There was a state trooper on the shoulder with his lights on watching his mirror and a little ways up there was 2 more state troopers backed up behind a overpass.

Personally i am glad they are doing this it amazes me how many people do not move over for emergency or maintenance vehicles.

PackRat's Comment
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I’m glad, too, but disappointed that it has to come to this. Safety can be talked about until we’re blue in the face, yet there will always be a few idiots that will never get it. Too easy to be a licensed automobile driver in this country.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

andhe78's Comment
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Have seen this in Ohio and Michigan too. A trooper will have a semi pulled over with another trooper tucked in front of the truck going after those who don’t get over.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bird-one's Comment
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Yeah ive actually been seeing this here and there since trooper Jones-Story was killed. I saw one on 294 northbound, right after the Cicero ramp. There was a DOT truck with the sign flashing move over its the law. With a trooper a few hundred yards up, lights flashing, but by himself.

They thing that still drives me crazy though is i still see troopers with trucks pulled over, and they are standing on the driver side talking to the driver or doing a inspection on the driver side. WHY???? I would think by now they would want to stay away from the right lane as much as possible. The highways in the Chicagoland area are something out of a Mad Max movie.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Very sad.

It just amazes me that some people think whatever they are doing is more important than taking simple precautions to not endanger others... especially LEO's and other emergency and maintenance crews, etc..

How greatly are you inconvenienced by slowing down or moving over one lane?

How does one live with themselves after severely injuring or killing someone because they were too self-absorbed to do something so simple?

As Kelly Bundy would say: "The mind wobbles!"

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OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Scott S.'s Comment
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Yeah ive actually been seeing this here and there since trooper Jones-Story was killed. I saw one on 294 northbound, right after the Cicero ramp. There was a DOT truck with the sign flashing move over its the law. With a trooper a few hundred yards up, lights flashing, but by himself.

They thing that still drives me crazy though is i still see troopers with trucks pulled over, and they are standing on the driver side talking to the driver or doing a inspection on the driver side. WHY???? I would think by now they would want to stay away from the right lane as much as possible. The highways in the Chicagoland area are something out of a Mad Max movie.

I was stopped by an Ohio trooper once, and for some reason it never occurred to me he would come up the passenger side. Then, I started to look at other people, cars and trucks alike, and noticed the pattern of them on the passenger side. While I agree with the precaution, it's sad that so many people have died or been injured do to people being negligent.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I was driving eastbound on I-40 in Arkansas today many vehicles on the right shoulder most with flashing lights including a lot of trucks and I couldn't believe the number of trucks that didn't get in the left lane. I'm hoping they take a trip to Illinois...

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