Public Act 90-0086
SB543 Enrolled LRB9003028NTsb
AN ACT to amend the Illinois Vehicle Code by adding
Section 1-105.5 and changing Sections 11-208.3 and 11-306.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
adding Section 1-105.5 and changing Sections 11-208.3 and
11-306 as follows:
(625 ILCS 5/1-105.5 new)
Sec. 1-105.5. Automated red light enforcement system. A
system in a municipality with a population of 1,000,000 or
more operated by a governmental agency, in cooperation with a
law enforcement agency, that photographically records a motor
vehicle's response to a traffic control signal with a red
light indication and is designed to obtain a clear photograph
of the vehicle and the vehicle's license plate when the motor
vehicle is involved in a motor vehicle accident, leaving the
scene of a motor vehicle accident, or reckless driving that
results in bodily injury.
(625 ILCS 5/11-306) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-306)
Sec. 11-306. Traffic-control signal legend. Whenever
traffic is controlled by traffic-control signals exhibiting
different colored lights or color lighted arrows,
successively one at a time or in combination, only the colors
Green, Red and Yellow shall be used, except for special
pedestrian signals carrying a word legend, and the lights
shall indicate and apply to drivers of vehicles and
pedestrians as follows:
(a) Green indication.
(1) Vehicular traffic facing a circular green signal may
proceed straight through or turn right or left unless a sign
at such place prohibits either such turn. Vehicular traffic,
including vehicles turning right or left, shall yield the
right of way to other vehicles and to pedestrians lawfully
within the intersection or an adjacent crosswalk at the time
such signal is exhibited.
2. Vehicular traffic facing a green arrow signal, shown
alone or in combination with another indication, may
cautiously enter the intersection only to make the movement
indicated by such arrow, or such other movement as is
permitted by other indications shown at the same time. Such
vehicular traffic shall yield the right of way to pedestrians
lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic
lawfully using the intersection.
3. Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control
signal, as provided in Section 11-307, pedestrians facing any
green signal, except when the sole green signal is a turn
arrow, may proceed across the roadway within any marked or
(b) Steady yellow indication.
1. Vehicular traffic facing a steady circular yellow or
yellow arrow signal is thereby warned that the related green
movement is being terminated or that a red indication will be
exhibited immediately thereafter.
2. Pedestrians facing a steady circular yellow or yellow
arrow signal, unless otherwise directed by a
pedestrian-control signal as provided in Section 11-307, are
thereby advised that there is insufficient time to cross the
roadway before a red indication is shown and no pedestrian
shall then start to cross the roadway.
(c) Steady red indication.
1. Except as provided in paragraph 3 of subsection (c)
of this Section, vehicular traffic facing a steady circular
red signal alone shall stop at a clearly marked stop line,
but if there is no such stop line, before entering the
crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if there
is no such crosswalk, then before entering the intersection,
and shall remain standing until an indication to proceed is
2. Except as provided in paragraph 3 of subsection (c)
of this Section, vehicular traffic facing a steady red arrow
signal shall not enter the intersection to make the movement
indicated by the arrow and, unless entering the intersection
to make a movement permitted by another signal, shall stop at
a clearly marked stop line, but if there is no such stop
line, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the
intersection, or if there is no such crosswalk, then before
entering the intersection, and shall remain standing until an
indication permitting the movement indicated by such red
arrow is shown.
3. Except when a sign is in place prohibiting a turn and
local authorities by ordinance or State authorities by rule
or regulation prohibit any such turn, vehicular traffic
facing any steady red signal may cautiously enter the
intersection to turn right, or to turn left from a one-way
street into a one-way street, after stopping as required by
paragraph 1 or paragraph 2 of subsection (c) of this Section.
After stopping, the driver shall yield the right of way to
any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another
roadway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard
during the time such driver is moving across or within the
intersection or junction or roadways. Such driver shall
yield the right of way to pedestrians within the intersection
or an adjacent crosswalk.
4. Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control
signal as provided in Section 11-307, pedestrians facing a
steady circular red or red arrow signal alone shall not enter
5. A municipality with a population of 1,000,000 or more
may enact an ordinance that provides for the use of an
automated red light enforcement system to enforce violations
of this subsection (c) that result in or involve a motor
vehicle accident, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle
accident, or reckless driving that results in bodily injury.
This paragraph 5 is subject to prosecutorial discretion
that is consistent with applicable law.
(d) In the event an official traffic control signal is
erected and maintained at a place other than an intersection,
the provisions of this Section shall be applicable except as
to provisions which by their nature can have no application.
Any stop required shall be at a traffic sign or a marking on
the pavement indicating where the stop shall be made or, in
the absence of such sign or marking, the stop shall be made
at the signal.
(e) The motorman of any streetcar shall obey the above
signals as applicable to vehicles.
(Source: P.A. 84-873.)
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon