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Public Act 095-0785




Public Act 095-0785
HB4251 Enrolled LRB095 15428 DRH 41420 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 11-709.1 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/11-709.1)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-709.1)
    Sec. 11-709.1. Driving on the shoulder.     
    (a) Vehicles shall be driven on a roadway, and shall only
be driven on the shoulder for the purpose of stopping or
accelerating from a stop while merging into traffic. It shall
be a violation of this Section if while merging into traffic
and while on the shoulder, the vehicle passes any other vehicle
on the roadway adjacent to it.
    (b) This Section shall not apply to any authorized
emergency vehicle, to any farm tractor or implement of
husbandry, or to any service vehicle while engaged in
maintenance of the highway or related work, or to any
authorized vehicle within a designated construction zone.
(Source: P.A. 86-664.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/7/2008