(625 ILCS 5/10-201)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 10-201)
Liability for bodily injury to or death of guest.
No person riding in or upon a motor vehicle or motorcycle as a guest
without payment for such ride and who has solicited such ride in violation
of Subsection (a) of Section 11-1006 of this Act, nor his personal
representative in the event of the death of such guest, shall have a cause
of action for damages against the driver or operator of such motor vehicle
or motorcycle, or its owner or his employee or agent for injury, death or
loss, in case of accident, unless such accident has been caused by the
willful and wanton misconduct of the driver or operator of such motor
vehicle or motorcycle or its owner or his employee or agent and unless such
willful and wanton misconduct contributed to the injury, death or loss for
which the action is brought.
Nothing contained in this section relieves a motor vehicle or motorcycle
carrier of passengers for hire of responsibility for injury or death
sustained by any passenger for hire.
This amendatory Act of 1971 shall apply only to causes of action arising
from accidents occurring after its effective date.
(Source: P.A. 77-1482.)