Bill Status of HB0980 96th General Assembly
Short Description: VEH CD-TRUCK SPEED LIMITS
Rep. Jil Tracy
| 1/11/2011||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Defines "populated area" as all territory inside the boundaries and all territory that is 5 miles outside the boundaries, in any direction, of a city, village, or incorporated town with a population of 50,000 or more, and defines "non-populated area" as territory not included in a populated area. Provides that, in a non-populated area, unless some other speed restriction has been established under the Code, the maximum speed limit outside an urban district for any vehicle weighing over 8,000 pounds is 65 miles per hour (instead of 55 mph). Provides that the maximum speed limit for busses outside an urban area is 55 mph in a populated area and 65 mph in a non-populated area (instead of various speed restrictions from 55-65 mph based on whether the highway was under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Toll Authority). Provides that language providing that the Department of Transportation may not alter the speed limits on an access-controlled highway to exceed 55 miles per hour for vehicles of the second division weighing 8,001 pounds or more applies only in a populated area. Effective January 1, 2010.