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Public Act 099-0681





Public Act 099-0681
HB6006 EnrolledLRB099 19606 AXK 44001 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 11-701 and adding Section 11-907.5 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/11-701)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-701)
    Sec. 11-701. Drive on right side of roadway - Exceptions.
    (a) Upon all roadways of sufficient width a vehicle shall
be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as
        1. When overtaking and passing another vehicle
    proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing
    such movements;
        2. When an obstruction exists making it necessary to
    drive to the left of the center of the roadway; provided,
    any person so doing shall yield the right-of-way to all
    vehicles traveling in the proper direction upon the
    unobstructed portion of the roadway within such distance as
    to constitute an immediate hazard;
        3. Upon a roadway divided into 3 marked lanes for
    traffic under the rules applicable thereon;
        4. Upon a roadway restricted to one way traffic;
        5. Whenever there is a single track paved road on one
    side of the public highway and 2 vehicles meet thereon, the
    driver on whose right is the wider shoulder shall give the
    right-of-way on such pavement to the other vehicle.
    (b) Upon a 2 lane roadway, providing for 2-way movement of
traffic, a vehicle shall be driven in the right-hand lane
available for traffic, or as close as practicable to the right
hand curb or edge of the roadway, except when overtaking and
passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction or
when preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a
private road or driveway.
    (c) Upon any roadway having 4 or more lanes for moving
traffic and providing for 2-way movement of traffic, no vehicle
shall be driven to the left of the center line of the roadway,
except when authorized by official traffic-control devices
designating certain lanes to the left side of the center of the
roadway for use by traffic not otherwise permitted to use such
lanes, or except as permitted under Subsection (a) 2. However,
this Subsection shall not be construed as prohibiting the
crossing of the center line in making a left turn into or from
an alley, private road or driveway.
    (d) Upon an Interstate highway or fully access controlled
freeway, a vehicle may not be driven in the left lane, except
when overtaking and passing another vehicle.
    (e) Subsection (d) of this Section does not apply:
        (1) when no other vehicle is directly behind the
    vehicle in the left lane;
        (2) when traffic conditions and congestion make it
    impractical to drive in the right lane;
        (3) when snow and other inclement weather conditions
    make it necessary to drive in the left lane;
        (4) when obstructions or hazards exist in the right
        (5) when a vehicle changes lanes to comply with
    Sections 11-907, 11-907.5, and 11-908 of this Code;
        (6) when, because of highway design, a vehicle must be
    driven in the left lane when preparing to exit;
        (7) on toll highways when necessary to use I-Pass, and
    on toll and other highways when driving in the left lane is
    required to comply with an official traffic control device;
        (8) to law enforcement vehicles, ambulances, and other
    emergency vehicles engaged in official duties and vehicles
    engaged in highway maintenance and construction
(Source: P.A. 93-447, eff. 1-1-04.)
    (625 ILCS 5/11-907.5 new)
    Sec. 11-907.5. Approaching disabled vehicles.
    (a) Upon approaching a disabled vehicle with lighted hazard
lights on a highway having at least 4 lanes, of which at least
2 are proceeding in the same direction, a driver of a vehicle
        (1) proceeding with due caution, make a lane change
    into a lane not adjacent to that disabled vehicle, if
    possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions;
        (2) proceeding with due caution, reduce the speed of
    the vehicle, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions,
    if changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe.
    (b) A person who violates subsection (a) of this Section
commits a petty offense.

Effective Date: 1/1/2017