Public Act 096-0859
SB1833 Enrolled LRB096 11310 AJT 21743 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 11-1420 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/11-1420)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1420)
    Sec. 11-1420. Funeral processions.
    (a) Funeral processions have the right-of-way at
intersections when vehicles comprising such procession have
their headlights and hazard lights lighted, subject to the
following conditions and exceptions:
        1. Operators of vehicles in a funeral procession shall
    yield the right-of-way upon the approach of an authorized
    emergency vehicle giving an audible or visible signal;
        2. Operators of vehicles in a funeral procession shall
    yield the right-of-way when directed to do so by a traffic
        3. The operator of the leading vehicle in a funeral
    procession shall comply with stop signs and traffic control
    signals but when the leading vehicle has proceeded across
    an intersection in accordance with such signal or after
    stopping as required by the stop sign, all vehicles in such
    procession may proceed without stopping, regardless of the
    sign or signal and the leading vehicle and the vehicles in
    procession shall proceed with due caution.
    (b) The operator of a vehicle not in the funeral procession
shall not drive his vehicle in the funeral procession except
when authorized to do so by a traffic officer or when such
vehicle is an authorized emergency vehicle giving audible or
visible signal.
    (c) Operators of vehicles not a part of a funeral
procession may not form a procession or convoy and have their
headlights or hazard lights or both lighted for the purpose of
securing the right-of-way granted by this Section to funeral
    (d) The operator of a vehicle not in a funeral procession
may overtake and pass the vehicles in such procession if such
overtaking and passing can be accomplished without causing a
traffic hazard or interfering with such procession.
    (e) The lead vehicle in the funeral procession may be
equipped with a flashing amber light which may be used only
when such vehicle is used as a lead vehicle in such procession.
Vehicles comprising a funeral procession may utilize funeral
pennants or flags or windshield stickers or flashing hazard
warning signal flashers to identify the individual vehicles in
such a procession.
    (f) In the absence of law enforcement traffic control
assistance for a funeral procession, a funeral director or his
or her designee may direct traffic during a funeral procession.
(Source: P.A. 90-58, eff. 1-1-98.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 1/12/2010