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Full Text of SB2951  96th General Assembly




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1     AN ACT concerning transportation.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
5 Section 11-703 as follows:
6     (625 ILCS 5/11-703)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-703)
7     Sec. 11-703. Overtaking a vehicle on the left. The
8 following rules govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles
9 proceeding in the same direction, subject to those limitations,
10 exceptions, and special rules otherwise stated in this Chapter:
11         (a) The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle
12     proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left
13     thereof at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the
14     right side of the roadway until safely clear of the
15     overtaken vehicle. In no event shall such movement be made
16     by driving off the pavement or the main traveled portion of
17     the roadway.
18         (b) Except when overtaking and passing on the right is
19     permitted, the driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give
20     way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle on
21     audible signal and shall not increase the speed of his
22     vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
23         (c) The driver of a 2 wheeled vehicle may not, in



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1     passing upon the left of any vehicle proceeding in the same
2     direction, pass upon the right of any vehicle proceeding in
3     the same direction unless there is an unobstructed lane of
4     traffic available to permit such passing maneuver safely.
5         (d) The operator of a motor vehicle overtaking a
6     bicycle or individual proceeding in the same direction on a
7     highway shall leave a safe distance, but not less than 3
8     feet, when passing the bicycle or individual and shall
9     maintain that distance until safely past the overtaken
10     bicycle or individual.
11         (e) A person driving a motor vehicle shall not, in a
12     reckless manner, drive the motor vehicle unnecessarily
13     close to, toward, or near a bicyclist, pedestrian, or a
14     person riding a horse or driving an animal drawn vehicle.
15         (f) Every person convicted of paragraph (e) of this
16     Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor if the
17     violation does not result in great bodily harm or permanent
18     disability or disfigurement to another. If the violation
19     results in great bodily harm or permanent disability or
20     disfigurement to another, the person shall be guilty of a
21     Class 3 felony.
22 (Source: P.A. 95-231, eff. 1-1-08.)