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(625 ILCS 5/11-1412.3)
Ownership and operation of a mobile carrying device.
(a) A mobile carrying device may be operated on a sidewalk or crosswalk so long as all of the following requirements are met:
(1) the mobile carrying device is operated in
accordance with the local ordinances, if any, established by the local authority governing where the mobile carrying device is operated;
(2) a personal property owner is actively monitoring
the operation and navigation of the mobile carrying device; and
(3) the mobile carrying device is equipped with a
braking system that enables the mobile carrying device to perform a controlled stop.
(b) A mobile carrying device operator may not do any of
(1) fail to comply with traffic or pedestrian control
(2) unreasonably interfere with pedestrians or
(3) transport a person; or
(4) operate on a street or highway, except when
crossing the street or highway within a crosswalk.
(c) A mobile carrying device operator has the rights and obligations applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances, and shall ensure that a mobile carrying device shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian on a sidewalk or within a crosswalk.
(d) A personal property owner may not utilize a mobile carrying device to transport hazardous materials.
(e) A personal property owner may not utilize a mobile
carrying device unless the person complies with this Section.
(f) A mobile carrying device operator who is not a natural person shall register with the Secretary of State.
(g) No contract seeking to exempt a mobile carrying device operator from liability for injury, loss, or death caused by a mobile carrying device shall be valid, and contractual provisions limiting the choice of venue or forum, shortening the statute of limitations, shifting the risk to the user, limiting the availability of class actions, or obtaining judicial remedies shall be invalid and unenforceable.
(h) A violation of this Section is a petty offense.
(Source: P.A. 101-123, eff. 7-26-19.)