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Full Text of HB1816  98th General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
5Section 11-503 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/11-503)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-503)
7    Sec. 11-503. Reckless driving; aggravated reckless
9    (a) A person commits reckless driving if he or she:
10        (1) drives any vehicle with a willful or wanton
11    disregard for the safety of persons or property; or
12        (2) knowingly drives a vehicle and uses an incline in a
13    roadway, such as a railroad crossing, bridge approach, or
14    hill, to cause the vehicle to become airborne.
15    (a-5) In cases where the person accused of reckless driving
16under this Section unintentionally caused a death or type A
17injury to another person, the trier of fact may infer that the
18defendant acted with a willful or wanton disregard for the
19safety of persons under paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of this
20Section if the person is also found guilty of committing 3 or
21more violations of Chapter 11 of this Code in causing the
23    (b) Every person convicted of reckless driving shall be



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1guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, except as provided under
2subsections (b-1), (c), and (d) of this Section.
3    (b-1) Except as provided in subsection (d), any person
4convicted of violating subsection (a), if the violation causes
5bodily harm to a child or a school crossing guard while the
6school crossing guard is performing his or her official duties,
7is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
8    (c) Every person convicted of committing a violation of
9subsection (a) shall be guilty of aggravated reckless driving
10if the violation results in great bodily harm or permanent
11disability or disfigurement to another. Except as provided in
12subsection (d) of this Section, aggravated reckless driving is
13a Class 4 felony.
14    (d) Any person convicted of violating subsection (a), if
15the violation causes great bodily harm or permanent disability
16or disfigurement to a child or a school crossing guard while
17the school crossing guard is performing his or her official
18duties, is guilty of aggravated reckless driving. Aggravated
19reckless driving under this subsection (d) is a Class 3 felony.
20(Source: P.A. 95-467, eff. 6-1-08.)