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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 11-503 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/11-503)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-503)
7    Sec. 11-503. Reckless driving; aggravated reckless
9    (a) A person commits reckless driving if he or she:
10        (1) drives any vehicle with a willful or wanton
11    disregard for the safety of persons or property; or
12        (2) knowingly drives a vehicle and uses an incline in a
13    roadway, such as a railroad crossing, bridge approach, or
14    hill, to cause the vehicle to become airborne; or .
15        (3) knowingly drives a vehicle and is involved in an
16    accident when:
17            (A) he or she has been diagnosed with a medical
18        condition that is likely to cause loss of consciousness
19        or any loss of ability to safely operate a vehicle;
20            (B) he or she failed to comply with a health care
21        professional recommendation or prescribed treatment,
22        or failed to take medication for the condition; and
23            (C) the failure to comply with a health care



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1        professional recommendation or prescribed treatment,
2        or the failure to take medication, is the proximate
3        cause of the accident.
4    (b) Every person convicted of reckless driving shall be
5guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, except as provided under
6subsections (b-1), (c), and (d) of this Section.
7    (b-1) Except as provided in subsection (d), any person
8convicted of violating subsection (a), if the violation causes
9bodily harm to a child or a school crossing guard while the
10school crossing guard is performing his or her official duties,
11is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
12    (c) Every person convicted of committing a violation of
13subsection (a) shall be guilty of aggravated reckless driving
14if the violation results in great bodily harm or permanent
15disability or disfigurement to another. Except as provided in
16subsection (d) of this Section, aggravated reckless driving is
17a Class 4 felony.
18    (d) Any person convicted of violating subsection (a), if
19the violation causes great bodily harm or permanent disability
20or disfigurement to a child or a school crossing guard while
21the school crossing guard is performing his or her official
22duties, is guilty of aggravated reckless driving. Aggravated
23reckless driving under this subsection (d) is a Class 3 felony.
24(Source: P.A. 95-467, eff. 6-1-08.)
25    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
261, 2018.