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Public Act 095-0756




Public Act 095-0756
SB2182 Enrolled LRB095 18078 LCT 44161 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
Section 11-1202 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/11-1202)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1202)
    Sec. 11-1202. Certain vehicles must stop at all railroad
grade crossings.
    (a) The driver of any of the following vehicles shall,
before crossing a railroad track or tracks at grade, stop such
vehicle within 50 feet but not less than 15 feet from the
nearest rail and, while so stopped, shall listen and look for
the approach of a train and shall not proceed until such
movement can be made with safety:
        1. Any second division vehicle carrying passengers for
        2. Any bus that meets all of the special requirements
    for school buses in Sections 12-801, 12-803, and 12-805 of
    this Code. The driver of the bus, in addition to complying
    with all other applicable requirements of this subsection
    (a), must also (i) turn off all noise producing
    accessories, including heater blowers, defroster fans,
    auxiliary fans, and radios, and (ii) open the service door
    and driver's window, before crossing a railroad track or
        3. Any other vehicle which is required by Federal or
    State law to be placarded when carrying as a cargo or part
    of a cargo hazardous material as defined in the "Illinois
    Hazardous Materials Transportation Act".
    After stopping as required in this Section, the driver
shall proceed only in a gear not requiring a change of gears
during the crossing, and the driver shall not shift gears while
crossing the track or tracks.
    (b) This Section shall not apply:
        1. At any railroad grade crossing where traffic is
    controlled by a police officer or flagperson;
        2. At any railroad grade crossing controlled by a
    functioning traffic-control signal transmitting a green
    indication which, under law, permits the vehicle to proceed
    across the railroad tracks without slowing or stopping,
    except that subsection (a) shall apply to any school bus;
        3. At any streetcar grade crossing within a business or
    residence district; or
        4. At any abandoned, industrial or spur track railroad
    grade crossing designated as exempt by the Illinois
    Commerce Commission and marked with an official sign as
    authorized in the State Manual on Uniform Traffic Control
    Devices for Streets and Highways.
(Source: P.A. 94-519, eff. 8-10-05.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2009