Public Act 102-0978
Public Act 0978 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
|Public Act 102-0978|
|HB5328 Enrolled||LRB102 25023 RAM 34280 b|
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 Sections 11-605 and 11-605.3 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 so
that a potential hazard exists because of the
close proximity of the motorized
traffic, no person shall
drive a motor vehicle at a speed in excess of 20 miles
while passing a school zone or while traveling on a
county, or State
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 begins at
6:30 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m.
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
in effect during
school days when school 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) Except as provided in subsection (e-5), a person who
violates this Section is guilty of a petty
of this Section are punishable with a minimum fine
of $150 for
the first violation and a minimum fine of $300 for the second
or subsequent violation.
(e-5) A person committing a violation of this Section is
guilty of aggravated special speed limit while passing schools
when he or she drives a motor vehicle at a speed that is:
(1) 26 miles per hour or more but less than 35 miles
per hour in excess of the applicable special speed limit
established under this Section or a similar provision of a
local ordinance and is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor; or
(2) 35 miles per hour or more in excess of the
applicable special speed limit established under this
Section or a similar provision of a local ordinance and is
guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 102-58, eff. 7-9-21.)
(625 ILCS 5/11-605.3)
Special traffic protections while passing
parks and recreation facilities and areas.
(a) As used in this Section:
(1) "Park district" means the following entities:
(A) any park district organized under the Park
(B) any park district organized under the Chicago
Park District Act; and
(C) any municipality, county, forest district,
school district, township, or other unit of local
government that operates a public recreation
department or public recreation facilities that has
recreation facilities that are not on land owned by
any park district listed in subparagraphs (A) and (B)
of this subdivision (a)(1).
(2) "Park zone" means the recreation facilities and
areas on any land owned or operated by a park district that
are used for recreational purposes, including but not
limited to: parks; playgrounds; swimming pools; hiking
trails; bicycle paths;
picnic areas; roads and streets;
and parking lots.
(3) "Park zone street" means that portion of any
street or intersection under the control of a
local unit of government, adjacent to a park zone, where
the local unit of government has, by ordinance or
resolution, designated and approved the street or
intersection as a park zone street. If, before the
effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General
Assembly, a street already had a posted speed limit lower
than 20 miles per hour, then the lower limit may be used
for that park zone street.
(4) "Safety purposes" means the costs associated with:
park zone safety education; the purchase, installation,
and maintenance of signs, roadway painting, and caution
lights mounted on park zone signs; and any other expense
associated with park zones and park zone streets.
(b) On any day when children are present and within 50 feet
of motorized traffic, a person may not drive a motor vehicle at
a speed in excess of 20 miles per hour or any lower posted
speed while traveling on a park zone street that has been
designated for the posted reduced speed.
(c) On any day when children are present and within 50 feet
of motorized traffic, any driver traveling on a park zone
street who fails to come to a complete stop at a stop sign or
red light, including a driver who fails to come to a complete
stop at a red light before turning right onto a park zone
street, is in violation of this Section.
(d) This Section does not apply unless appropriate signs
are posted upon park zone streets maintained by the Department
or by the unit of local government in which the park zone is
located. With regard to the special speed limit on park zone
streets, the signs must give proper due warning that a park
zone is being approached and must indicate the maximum speed
limit on the park zone street.
(e) A first violation of this Section is a petty offense
with a minimum fine of $250. A second or subsequent violation
of this Section is a petty offense with a minimum fine of $500.
(g) The Department shall, within 6 months of the effective
date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly,
design a set of standardized traffic signs for park zones and
park zone streets, including but not limited to: "park zone",
"park zone speed limit", and "warning: approaching a park
zone". The design of these signs shall be made available to all
units of local government or manufacturers at no charge,
except for reproduction and postage.
(Source: P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19
Effective Date: 1/1/2023