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Public Act 101-0055


 

Public Act 0055 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 101-0055
 
HB1873 EnrolledLRB101 05762 TAE 50778 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 11-1414 as follows:
 
    (625 ILCS 5/11-1414)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1414)
    Sec. 11-1414. Approaching, overtaking, and passing school
bus.
    (a) The driver of a vehicle shall stop such vehicle before
meeting or overtaking, from either direction, any school bus
stopped on a highway, roadway, private road, parking lot,
school property, or at any other location, including, without
limitation, a location that is not a highway or roadway for the
purpose of receiving or discharging pupils. Such stop is
required before reaching the school bus when there is in
operation on the school bus the visual signals as specified in
Sections 12-803 and 12-805 of this Code. The driver of the
vehicle shall not proceed until the school bus resumes motion
or the driver of the vehicle is signaled by the school bus
driver to proceed or the visual signals are no longer actuated.
    (b) The stop signal arm required by Section 12-803 of this
Code shall be extended after the school bus has come to a
complete stop for the purpose of loading or discharging pupils
and shall be closed before the school bus is placed in motion
again. The stop signal arm shall not be extended at any other
time.
    (c) The alternately flashing red signal lamps of an 8-lamp
flashing signal system required by Section 12-805 of this Code
shall be actuated after the school bus has come to a complete
stop for the purpose of loading or discharging pupils and shall
be turned off before the school bus is placed in motion again.
The red signal lamps shall not be actuated at any other time
except as provided in paragraph (d) of this Section.
    (d) The alternately flashing amber signal lamps of an
8-lamp flashing signal system required by Section 12-805 of
this Code shall be actuated continuously during not less than
the last 100 feet traveled by the school bus before stopping
for the purpose of loading or discharging pupils within an
urban area and during not less than the last 200 feet traveled
by the school bus outside an urban area. The amber signal lamps
shall remain actuated until the school bus is stopped. The
amber signal lamps shall not be actuated at any other time.
    (d-5) The alternately flashing head lamps permitted by
Section 12-805 of this Code may be operated while the
alternately flashing red or amber signal lamps required by that
Section are actuated.
    (e) The driver of a vehicle upon a highway having 4 or more
lanes which permits at least 2 lanes of traffic to travel in
opposite directions need not stop such vehicle upon meeting a
school bus which is stopped in the opposing roadway; and need
not stop such vehicle when driving upon a controlled access
highway when passing a school bus traveling in either direction
that is stopped in a loading zone adjacent to the surfaced or
improved part of the controlled access highway where
pedestrians are not permitted to cross.
    (f) Beginning with the effective date of this amendatory
Act of 1985, the Secretary of State shall suspend for a period
of 3 months the driving privileges of any person convicted of a
violation of subsection (a) of this Section or a similar
provision of a local ordinance; the Secretary shall suspend for
a period of one year the driving privileges of any person
convicted of a second or subsequent violation of subsection (a)
of this Section or a similar provision of a local ordinance if
the second or subsequent violation occurs within 5 years of a
prior conviction for the same offense. In addition to the
suspensions authorized by this Section, any person convicted of
violating this Section or a similar provision of a local
ordinance shall be subject to a mandatory fine of $300 $150 or,
upon a second or subsequent violation, $1,000 $500. The
Secretary may also grant, for the duration of any suspension
issued under this subsection, a restricted driving permit
granting the privilege of driving a motor vehicle between the
driver's residence and place of employment or within other
proper limits that the Secretary of State shall find necessary
to avoid any undue hardship. A restricted driving permit issued
hereunder shall be subject to cancellation, revocation and
suspension by the Secretary of State in like manner and for
like cause as a driver's license may be cancelled, revoked or
suspended; except that a conviction upon one or more offenses
against laws or ordinances regulating the movement of traffic
shall be deemed sufficient cause for the revocation, suspension
or cancellation of the restricted driving permit. The Secretary
of State may, as a condition to the issuance of a restricted
driving permit, require the applicant to participate in a
designated driver remedial or rehabilitative program. Any
conviction for a violation of this subsection shall be included
as an offense for the purposes of determining suspension action
under any other provision of this Code, provided however, that
the penalties provided under this subsection shall be imposed
unless those penalties imposed under other applicable
provisions are greater.
    The owner of any vehicle alleged to have violated paragraph
(a) of this Section shall, upon appropriate demand by the
State's Attorney or other designated person acting in response
to a signed complaint, provide a written statement or
deposition identifying the operator of the vehicle if such
operator was not the owner at the time of the alleged
violation. Failure to supply such information shall result in
the suspension of the vehicle registration of the vehicle for a
period of 3 months. In the event the owner has assigned control
for the use of the vehicle to another, the person to whom
control was assigned shall comply with the provisions of this
paragraph and be subject to the same penalties as herein
provided.
(Source: P.A. 99-740, eff. 1-1-17.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2020