(625 ILCS 5/11-710)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-710)
Following too closely.
(a) The driver of
a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely
than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the
speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.
(b) The driver of any truck or motor vehicle
drawing another vehicle
when traveling upon a roadway outside of a business or
residence district and which is following another truck or
motor vehicle drawing another vehicle shall,
whenever conditions permit, leave sufficient space so that
an overtaking vehicle may enter and occupy such space without
danger, except that this shall not prevent a truck or motor
vehicle drawing another vehicle from overtaking and passing
any vehicle or combination of vehicles.
(c) Motor vehicles being driven upon any roadway outside
of a business or residence district in a caravan or
motorcade whether or not towing other vehicles shall be so
operated as to allow sufficient space between each such
vehicle or combination of vehicles so as to enable any other
vehicle to enter and occupy such space without danger. This
provision shall not apply to funeral processions.
(Source: P.A. 79-1069.)