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(625 ILCS 5/2-112)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 2-112)
Distribution of synopsis laws.
(a) The Secretary of State may publish a synopsis or summary of the laws of
this State regulating the operation of vehicles and may deliver a copy
thereof without charge with each original vehicle registration and with
each original driver's license.
(b) The Secretary of State shall make any necessary revisions in its publications including, but not limited to, the Illinois Rules of the Road, to accurately conform its publications to the provisions of the Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act.
(c) The Secretary of State shall include, in the Illinois Rules of the Road publication, information advising drivers to use the Dutch Reach method when opening a vehicle door after parallel parking on a street (checking the rear-view mirror, checking the side-view mirror, then opening the door with the right hand, thereby reducing the risk of injuring a bicyclist or opening the door in the path a vehicle approaching from behind).
(d) 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).
(e) The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Illinois State Police, shall include in the Illinois
Rules of the Road publication a description of law enforcement procedures during traffic stops and the actions that a motorist should take during a traffic stop, including appropriate interactions with law enforcement officers.
(Source: P.A. 101-174, eff. 1-1-20; 102-455, eff. 1-1-22