If you want to get home faster, the Illinois State Police warn this is not the way to do it.

The summer after I graduated from high school, I worked in a factory. The start time was very earlier. I wasn't much of a morning person, so I was usually rushing to get there to not be late. One day, there was a big back-up at a traffic light. I needed to make a right-hand turn so I drove on the shoulder to get around everyone. Immediately, I was pulled over and got a ticket. That taught me a valuable lesson.

Now, the Illinois State Police want to give you a warning to avoid the same fate.

From the Illinois State Police Facebook page...

⚠️ PSA: The shoulder of the roadway is NOT the “get home faster” lane. ⚠️

The shoulder of the road is meant for vehicles to stop in case of an emergency.

As you can see from the first photo, there is a tow truck on the shoulder ahead trying to assist a motorist in need.

Look, we know everyone wants to get home after a long day but you can’t use the shoulder as a traffic lane to pass backed up traffic. It’s not safe!

If you do, you can expect a citation. 🚔

Oh, and by the way... #SlowDown and #MoveOver as you pass us and ANY vehicle on the shoulder. #ThatsAlsoALaw #ScottsLaw


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