Legislation to Educate Drivers on Hazardous Materials Advances

Legislation designed to educate drivers about the dangers of hazardous materials that vehicles are transporting on Illinois roadways passed the Senate.

Senate Bill 3406, sponsored by Senator Steve McClure, mandates the inclusion of hazardous material placard education in the state’s Rules of the Road publication, a key resource in driver’s education classes. The legislation aims to educate drivers so that they know when hazardous materials are being transported on the roads with them.

This bill comes in response to a deadly accident in 2023 involving a tanker carrying 7,500 gallons of anhydrous ammonia that claimed five lives and injured 11.

Senate Bill 3406 passed the Senate and now awaits action in the Illinois House.

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