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Full Text of HB5006  95th General Assembly


Rep. Mike Boland

Filed: 4/1/2008





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 5006, AS AMENDED, by
3 replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
4 following:
5     "Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
6 changing Section 11-1426.1 as follows:
7     (625 ILCS 5/11-1426.1)
8     Sec. 11-1426.1. Operation of neighborhood vehicles on
9 streets, roads, and highways, and roadways.
10     (a) As used in this Section, "neighborhood vehicle" means a
11 self-propelled, electronically powered four-wheeled motor
12 vehicle (or a self-propelled, gasoline-powered four-wheeled
13 motor vehicle with an engine displacement under 1,200 cubic
14 centimeters) which is capable of attaining in one mile a speed
15 of more than 20 miles per hour, but not more than 25 miles per
16 hour, and which conforms to federal regulations under Title 49



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1 C.F.R. Part 571.500.
2     (b) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, it is
3 unlawful for any person to drive or operate a neighborhood
4 vehicle upon any street, highway, or roadway in this State. If
5 the operation of a neighborhood vehicle is authorized under
6 subsection (d), the neighborhood vehicle may be operated only
7 on streets, highways, or roadways where the posted speed limit
8 is 35 miles per hour or less. This subsection (b) does not
9 prohibit a neighborhood vehicle from crossing a road or street,
10 highway, or roadway at an intersection where the road or
11 street, highway, or roadway has a posted speed limit of more
12 than 35 miles per hour.
13     (b-5) A person may not operate a neighborhood vehicle upon
14 any street, highway, or roadway in this State unless he or she
15 has a valid Illinois driver's license issued in his or her name
16 by the Secretary of State.
17     (c) No Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c-5), no
18 person operating a neighborhood vehicle shall make a direct
19 crossing upon or across any freeway highway under the
20 jurisdiction of the State, tollroad, or interstate highway, or
21 controlled access highway in this State.
22     (c-5) (Blank) A person may make a direct crossing at an
23 intersection controlled by a traffic light or 4-way stop sign
24 upon or across a highway under the jurisdiction of the State if
25 the speed limit on the highway is 35 miles per hour or less at
26 the place of crossing.



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1     (d) A municipality, township, county, or other unit of
2 local government may authorize, by ordinance or resolution, the
3 operation of neighborhood vehicles on streets, highways, or
4 roadways under its jurisdiction if the unit of local government
5 determines that the public safety will not be jeopardized. The
6 Department may authorize the operation of neighborhood
7 vehicles on the streets, highways, or roadways under its
8 jurisdiction if the Department determines that the public
9 safety will not be jeopardized.
10     Before permitting the operation of neighborhood vehicles
11 on its streets, highways, or roadways, a municipality,
12 township, county, other unit of local government, or the
13 Department must consider the volume, speed, and character of
14 traffic on the street, highway, or roadway and determine
15 whether neighborhood vehicles may safely travel on or cross the
16 street, highway, or roadway. Upon determining that
17 neighborhood vehicles may safely operate on a street, highway,
18 or roadway and the adoption of an ordinance or resolution by a
19 municipality, township, county, or other unit of local
20 government, or authorization by the Department, appropriate
21 signs shall be posted.
22     If a street, highway, or roadway is under the jurisdiction
23 of more than one unit of government, neighborhood vehicles may
24 not be operated on the street, highway, or roadway unless each
25 unit of government agrees and takes action as provided in this
26 subsection.



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1     (e) No neighborhood vehicle may be operated on a street,
2 highway, or roadway unless, at a minimum, it has the following:
3 brakes, a steering apparatus, tires, a rearview mirror, red
4 reflectorized warning devices in the front and rear, a slow
5 moving emblem (as required of other vehicles in Section 12-709
6 of this Code) on the rear of the neighborhood vehicle, a
7 headlight that emits a white light visible from a distance of
8 500 feet to the front, a tail lamp that emits a red light
9 visible from at least 100 feet from the rear, brake lights, and
10 turn signals. When operated on a street, highway, or roadway, a
11 neighborhood vehicle shall have its headlight and tail lamps
12 lighted as required by Section 12-201 of this Code.
13     (f) A person who drives or is in actual physical control of
14 a neighborhood vehicle on a street, highway, or roadway while
15 under the influence is subject to Sections 11-500 through
16 11-502 of this Code.
17 (Source: P.A. 94-298, eff. 1-1-06; 95-150, 8-14-07; 95-414,
18 eff. 8-24-07; 95-575, eff. 8-31-07; revised 11-19-07.)".