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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 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
within 50 feet of
that a potential hazard
exists because of the close proximity of the
no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed in excess of
per hour while passing a school zone or while
traveling on a roadway on public
school property or upon any
thoroughfare where children pass going
to and from
For the purpose of this Section a school day shall begin at
meridian and shall conclude at four post meridian.
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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
children are present.
(a-5) The Department, township, county, park district,
city, village, or incorporated town wherein the school zone is
located shall, by July 1, 2015, erect signs that give proper
warning that a school zone is being approached and indicate the
maximum speed limit in effect when 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.
(e) A first violation of this Section is a petty
with a minimum fine
of $150. A second or subsequent violation
Section is a petty offense with a minimum fine of $300.
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(f) When a fine for a violation of subsection (a) is $150
the person who violates subsection (a) shall be
charged an additional
$50 to be paid to the unit school
district where the
occurred for school safety
purposes. If the violation occurred in a dual
$25 of the surcharge shall be paid to the elementary school
district for school
purposes and $25 of the surcharge
shall be paid to the high school district for
purposes. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
shall be paid to the appropriate school
district or districts.
For purposes of this subsection (f), "school safety
purposes" includes the
associated with school zone safety
education, the Safe Routes to School Program under Section
2705-317 of the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil
Administrative Code of Illinois, safety programs within the
School Safety and Educational Improvement Block Grant Program
under Section 2-3.51.5 of the School Code, and
installation, and maintenance of caution lights
mounted on school speed zone signs.
(Source: P.A. 96-52, eff. 7-23-09.)