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Public Act 095-0231




Public Act 095-0231
SB0080 Enrolled LRB095 04586 DRH 24641 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
Sections 11-703, 11-806, and 11-1505 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/11-703)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-703)
    Sec. 11-703. Overtaking a vehicle on the left.
    The following rules govern the overtaking and passing of
vehicles proceeding in the same direction, subject to those
limitations, exceptions, and special rules otherwise stated in
this Chapter:
    (a) The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle
proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left thereof
at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right side
of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle. In
no event shall such movement be made by driving off the
pavement or the main traveled portion of the roadway.
    (b) Except when overtaking and passing on the right is
permitted, the driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give way to
the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle on audible signal
and shall not increase the speed of his vehicle until
completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
    (c) The driver of a 2 wheeled vehicle may not, in passing
upon the left of any vehicle proceeding in the same direction,
pass upon the right of any vehicle proceeding in the same
direction unless there is an unobstructed lane of traffic
available to permit such passing maneuver safely.
    (d) The operator of a motor vehicle overtaking a bicycle or
individual proceeding in the same direction on a highway shall
leave a safe distance, but not less than 3 feet, when passing
the bicycle or individual and shall maintain that distance
until safely past the overtaken bicycle or individual.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)
    (625 ILCS 5/11-806)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-806)
    Sec. 11-806. Method of giving hand and arm signals.
    All signals herein required given by hand and arm shall be
given from the left side of the vehicle in the following manner
and such signals shall indicate as follows:
    1. Left turn - Hand and arm extended horizontally.
    2. Right turn - Hand and arm extended upward, except that a
person operating a bicycle may extend the right hand and arm
horizontally and to the right side of the bicycle.
    3. Stop or decrease of speed - Hand and arm extended
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)
    (625 ILCS 5/11-1505)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1505)
    Sec. 11-1505. Position of bicycles and motorized pedal
cycles on roadways -Riding on roadways and bicycle paths. (a)
Any person operating a bicycle or motorized pedal cycle upon a
roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time
and place and under the conditions then existing shall ride as
close as practicable and safe to the right-hand curb or edge of
the roadway except under the following situations:
    1. When overtaking and passing another bicycle, motorized
pedal cycle or vehicle proceeding in the same direction; or
    2. When preparing for a left turn at an intersection or
into a private road or driveway; or
    3. When reasonably necessary to avoid conditions
including, but not limited to, fixed or moving objects, parked
or moving vehicles, bicycles, motorized pedal cycles,
pedestrians, animals, surface hazards, or substandard width
lanes that make it unsafe to continue along the right-hand curb
or edge. For purposes of this subsection, a "substandard width
lane" means a lane that is too narrow for a bicycle or
motorized pedal cycle and a vehicle to travel safely side by
side within the lane.
    4. When approaching a place where a right turn is
    (b) Any person operating a bicycle or motorized pedal cycle
upon a one-way highway with two or more marked traffic lanes
may ride as near the left-hand curb or edge of such roadway as
(Source: P.A. 83-549.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2008