Illinois State Police Warn This Isn’t A Faster Way To Get Home
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. 🚔
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