Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State shall include, in the Illinois Rules of the Road publication, information advising drivers to use the zipper merge method when merging into a reduced number of lanes (drivers in merging lanes are expected to use both lanes to advance to the lane reduction point and merge at that location, alternating turns).
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the engrossed bill, and further amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State shall include, in the question pool used for the written portion of the driver's license examination, at least one test question concerning driver responsibilities when approaching a stationary emergency vehicle. Creates the Move Over Task Force to study the issue of violations of the provisions of the Code prescribing how to safely enter a highway construction zone, approach a disabled vehicle, and approach an authorized emergency vehicle. Prescribes membership for the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall meet no fewer than 3 times and shall present its report and recommendations to the General Assembly no later than January 1, 2020. Repeals the Task Force on January 1, 2021.
House Floor Amendment No. 3 Adds to the Move Over Task Force one representative, appointed by the Governor, from a bona fide labor organization representing certified road flaggers and other road construction workers.