Full Text of HB4049 100th General Assembly
HB4049 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced , by Rep. Margo McDermed
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a driver or passenger
of a motor vehicle with a model year prior to 1965 who is under 18 years of
age shall be required to wear a properly adjusted and fastened seat safety
belt when the motor vehicle is operating upon a street or highway in this
State, unless the motor vehicle is used in connection with a parade or
other similar activity.
A BILL FOR
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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 Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
Section 12-603.1 as follows:
(625 ILCS 5/12-603.1)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-603.1)
Driver and passenger required to use safety
exceptions and penalty.
(a) Each driver and passenger of a motor vehicle operated
street or highway in this State shall wear a properly
fastened seat safety belt. A child less than 8
years of age shall
be protected as required pursuant to the
Child Passenger Protection Act.
Each driver of a motor vehicle
transporting a child 8 years of age or
more, but less than 16
years of age,
shall secure the child in a properly adjusted and
fastened seat safety belt as required under the Child Passenger
Protection Act. Each driver of a motor vehicle transporting a
passenger who is unable, due to infirmity, illness, or age, to
properly adjust and
fasten a seat
safety belt and is not
exempted from wearing a seat safety belt under subsection (b)
shall secure the passenger in a properly adjusted and fastened
seat safety belt as required under this Section.
(b) Paragraph (a) shall not apply to any of the following:
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1. A driver or passenger frequently stopping and
leaving the vehicle or
delivering property from the
vehicle, if the speed of the vehicle between
stops does not
exceed 15 miles per hour.
2. A driver or passenger possessing a written statement
from a physician
that such person is unable, for medical or
physical reasons, to wear a seat
3. A driver or passenger possessing an official
certificate or license
endorsement issued by the
appropriate agency in another state or country
that the driver is unable for medical, physical, or other
reasons to wear a seat safety belt.
4. A driver operating a motor vehicle in reverse.
driver or passenger of a
motor vehicle with a
model year prior to 1965
if the driver or passenger is 18
years of age or older or if the motor vehicle is used in
connection with a parade or other similar activity
6. A motorcycle or motor driven cycle.
7. A moped.
Except as provided in subparagraph 5 of this
paragraph (b), a
motor vehicle which is not required to
be equipped with seat safety
belts under federal law.
9. A motor vehicle operated by a rural letter carrier
of the United
States postal service while performing duties
as a rural letter carrier.
10. A driver or passenger of an authorized emergency
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vehicle, except this exception does not apply to vehicles
of the fire department; vehicles of the Office of the State
Fire Marshal; or ambulances, unless the delivery of
life-saving measures prohibits the use of a seat safety
11. A back seat passenger of a taxicab.
(c) Failure to wear a seat safety belt in violation of this
shall not be considered evidence of negligence, shall
not limit the
liability of an insurer, and shall not diminish
any recovery for damages
arising out of the ownership,
maintenance, or operation of a motor vehicle.
(d) A violation of this Section shall be a petty offense
and subject to a
fine not to exceed $25.
(f) A law enforcement officer may not search or inspect a
its contents, the driver, or a passenger solely
because of a violation of this
(Source: P.A. 97-16, eff. 1-1-12; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 98-451,