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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
5Section 11-306 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/11-306)   (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-306)
7    Sec. 11-306. Traffic-control signal legend. Whenever
8traffic is controlled by traffic-control signals exhibiting
9different colored lights or color lighted arrows, successively
10one at a time or in combination, only the colors green, red and
11yellow shall be used, except for special pedestrian signals
12carrying a word legend, and the lights shall indicate and apply
13to drivers of vehicles and pedestrians as follows:
14    (a) Green indication.
15        1. Vehicular traffic facing a circular green signal may
16    proceed straight through or turn right or left unless a
17    sign at such place prohibits either such turn. Vehicular
18    traffic, including vehicles turning right or left, shall
19    yield the right of way to other vehicles and to pedestrians
20    lawfully within the intersection or an adjacent crosswalk
21    at the time such signal is exhibited.
22        2. Vehicular traffic facing a green arrow signal, shown
23    alone or in combination with another indication, may



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1    cautiously enter the intersection only to make the movement
2    indicated by such arrow, or such other movement as is
3    permitted by other indications shown at the same time. Such
4    vehicular traffic shall yield the right of way to
5    pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to
6    other traffic lawfully using the intersection.
7        3. Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control
8    signal, as provided in Section 11-307, pedestrians facing
9    any green signal, except when the sole green signal is a
10    turn arrow, may proceed across the roadway within any
11    marked or unmarked crosswalk.
12    (b) Steady yellow indication.
13        1. Vehicular traffic facing a steady circular yellow or
14    yellow arrow signal is thereby warned that the related
15    green movement is being terminated or that a red indication
16    will be exhibited immediately thereafter.
17        2. Pedestrians facing a steady circular yellow or
18    yellow arrow signal, unless otherwise directed by a
19    pedestrian-control signal as provided in Section 11-307,
20    are thereby advised that there is insufficient time to
21    cross the roadway before a red indication is shown and no
22    pedestrian shall then start to cross the roadway.
23    (c) Steady red indication.
24        1. Except as provided in paragraphs paragraph 3 and 3.5
25    of this subsection (c), vehicular traffic facing a steady
26    circular red signal alone shall stop at a clearly marked



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1    stop line, but if there is no such stop line, before
2    entering the crosswalk on the near side of the
3    intersection, or if there is no such crosswalk, then before
4    entering the intersection, and shall remain standing until
5    an indication to proceed is shown.
6        2. Except as provided in paragraphs paragraph 3 and 3.5
7    of this subsection (c), vehicular traffic facing a steady
8    red arrow signal shall not enter the intersection to make
9    the movement indicated by the arrow and, unless entering
10    the intersection to make a movement permitted by another
11    signal, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if
12    there is no such stop line, before entering the crosswalk
13    on the near side of the intersection, or if there is no
14    such crosswalk, then before entering the intersection, and
15    shall remain standing until an indication permitting the
16    movement indicated by such red arrow is shown.
17        3. Except when a sign is in place prohibiting a turn
18    and local authorities by ordinance or State authorities by
19    rule or regulation prohibit any such turn, vehicular
20    traffic facing any steady red signal may cautiously enter
21    the intersection to turn right, or to turn left from a
22    one-way street into a one-way street, after stopping as
23    required by paragraph 1 or paragraph 2 of this subsection.
24    After stopping, the driver shall yield the right of way to
25    any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another
26    roadway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard



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1    during the time such driver is moving across or within the
2    intersection or junction or roadways. Such driver shall
3    yield the right of way to pedestrians within the
4    intersection or an adjacent crosswalk.
5        3.5. After stopping as required by paragraph 1 or 2 of
6    this subsection, the driver of a motorcycle or bicycle,
7    facing a steady red signal which fails to change to a green
8    signal within a reasonable period of time because of a
9    signal malfunction or because the signal has failed to
10    detect the arrival of the motorcycle or bicycle due to the
11    vehicle's size or weight, shall have the right to proceed
12    subject to the rules applicable after making a stop at a
13    stop sign as required by Section 11-1204 of this Code.
14        4. Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control
15    signal as provided in Section 11-307, pedestrians facing a
16    steady circular red or red arrow signal alone shall not
17    enter the roadway.
18    (d) In the event an official traffic control signal is
19erected and maintained at a place other than an intersection,
20the provisions of this Section shall be applicable except as to
21provisions which by their nature can have no application. Any
22stop required shall be at a traffic sign or a marking on the
23pavement indicating where the stop shall be made or, in the
24absence of such sign or marking, the stop shall be made at the
26    (e) The motorman of any streetcar shall obey the above



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1signals as applicable to vehicles.
2(Source: P.A. 94-795, eff. 5-22-06.)