Full Text of HB0343 102nd General Assembly
HB0343enr 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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AN ACT concerning transportation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The purpose of this Act is
to promote the health and safety of children, parents, and
school transportation personnel. The periods in which a
special speed limit in a school zone is in effect should be
synchronized with the actual schedules of schools in this
State, including schools in which the schedule demands that
children arrive in school before 7 a.m.
The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
changing Section 11-605 as follows:
(625 ILCS 5/11-605)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-605)
Special speed limit while passing schools.
(a) For the purpose of this Section, "school" means the
(1) A public or private primary or secondary school.
(2) A primary or secondary school operated by a
(3) A public, private, or religious nursery school.
On a school day when school children are present and so
that a potential hazard exists because of the
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close proximity of the motorized
traffic, no person shall
drive a motor vehicle at a speed in excess of 20 miles
while passing a school zone or while traveling on a roadway on
school property or upon any public
children pass going
to and from school.
For the purpose of this Section
a school day
four post meridian.
This Section shall not be applicable unless appropriate
signs are posted
upon streets and highways under their
respective jurisdiction and
maintained by the Department,
township, county, park district, city,
village or incorporated
town wherein the school zone is located. With regard
special speed limit while passing schools, such signs
give proper due warning that a school zone is being approached
shall indicate the school zone and the maximum speed limit
in effect during
school days when school children are present.
(c) Nothing in this Chapter shall
prohibit the use of
electronic speed-detecting devices within 500 feet of
within a special school speed zone indicating such zone, as
in this Section, nor shall evidence obtained thereby
be inadmissible in any
prosecution for speeding provided the
use of such device shall apply only
to the enforcement of the
speed limit in such special school speed zone.
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(e) Except as provided in subsection (e-5), a person who
violates this Section is guilty of a petty
of this Section are punishable with a minimum fine
of $150 for
the first violation and a minimum fine of $300 for the second
or subsequent violation.
(e-5) A person committing a violation of this Section is
guilty of aggravated special speed limit while passing schools
when he or she drives a motor vehicle at a speed that is:
(1) 26 miles per hour or more but less than 35 miles
per hour in excess of the applicable special speed limit
established under this Section or a similar provision of a
local ordinance and is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor; or
(2) 35 miles per hour or more in excess of the
applicable special speed limit established under this
Section or a similar provision of a local ordinance and is
guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 99-212, eff. 1-1-16; 100-987, eff. 7-1-19
This Act takes effect upon