Excerpts from advantage.com:

A measure in the state’s capital would change the rules for ambulances and other emergency vehicles and the use of sirens.

Senate Bill 1251, offered by state Sen. Adriane Johnson, would require motor vehicle laws and regulations to be met when the ambulance or rescue vehicle speed exceeds 25 miles per hour. The current law sets that speed at 40 miles per hour. The bill also calls for the siren to be on when any pedestrian is present.

The bill is named after Donald (DJ) Stallworth III, who was struck by an ambulance without its sirens while riding his motorcycle.

State Rep. Rita Mayfield said the old way of doing things in Illinois has not worked and that it is time for a change.

The measure passed through the Senate last month and now awaits further action from the House.

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