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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 Department of Transportation Law of the
5Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by adding
6Section 2705-211 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 2705/2705-211 new)
8    Sec. 2705-211. Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force.
9    (a) On or before July 1, 2024, the Secretary of
10Transportation shall establish and convene the Zero Traffic
11Fatalities Task Force to develop a structured, coordinated
12process for early engagement of all parties to develop
13policies to reduce traffic fatalities to zero.
14    (b) The Task Force shall include, but is not limited to,
15representatives from the Illinois State Police,
16State-supported institutions of higher learning, the
17Department of Transportation, the Department of Public Health,
18the Secretary of State, motorcycle safety organizations, local
19governments, bicycle safety organizations, statewide motorist
20service membership organizations, transportation advocacy
21organizations, and labor organizations.
22    (c) The Secretary of Transportation shall prepare and
23submit a report of findings based on the Zero Traffic



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1Fatalities Task Force's efforts to the General Assembly on or
2before January 1, 2025. The report shall include, but is not
3limited to, a detailed analysis of the following issues:
4        (1) The existing process for establishing speed
5    limits, including a detailed discussion on where speed
6    limits are allowed to deviate from the 85th percentile.
7        (2) Existing policies on how to reduce speeds on local
8    streets and roads.
9        (3) A recommendation as to whether an alternative to
10    the use of the 85th percentile as a method for determining
11    speed limits should be considered, and if so, what
12    alternatives should be looked at.
13        (4) Engineering recommendations on how to increase
14    vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle safety.
15        (5) Additional steps that can be taken to eliminate
16    vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle fatalities on the road.
17        (6) Existing reports and analyses on calculating the
18    85th percentile at the local, State, national, and
19    international levels.
20        (7) Usage of the 85th percentile in urban and rural
21    settings.
22        (8) How local bicycle and pedestrian plans affect the
23    85th percentile.
24    (d) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2026.
25    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
26becoming law.