Public Act 90-0683 of the 90th General Assembly

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Public Act 90-0683

SB1364 Enrolled                                LRB9010048OBpk

    AN ACT to amend the Illinois  Vehicle  Code  by  changing
Section 11-1428.

    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
changing Section 11-1428 as follows:

    (625 ILCS 5/11-1428) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1428)
    Sec.  11-1428.  Operation of golf carts on streets, roads
and highways.
    (a)  Except as otherwise provided  in  this  Section,  it
shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any golf
cart upon any street, highway or roadway in this State.
    (b)  Except  as  provided  under  subsection  (c) of this
Section, golf carts may make a direct crossing over a street,
highway or roadway that runs through a golf course provided:
         (1)  The crossing is made at an interchange approved
    by the local unit of government and at a place  where  no
    obstruction prevents a quick and safe crossing; and
         (2)  The  golf  cart  is  brought to a complete stop
    before attempting a crossing; and
         (3)  The operator of the golf cart yields the  right
    of  way  to  all  pedestrian  and vehicular traffic which
    constitutes a hazard; and
         (4)  There is no tunnel or  overpass  ramp  provided
    for the golf cart to cross through the golf course.
    (c)  No  person operating a golf cart shall make a direct
crossing upon or across any highway under the jurisdiction of
the State, tollroad, interstate highway, or controlled access
highway in this State.
    (d)  For purposes of this Section, "golf  cart"  means  a
vehicle  specifically  designed and intended for the purposes
of transporting one or more persons and their golf  clubs  or
maintenance  equipment  while engaged in the playing of golf,
supervising the play of golf, or maintaining the condition of
the grounds on a public or private golf course.
    (e)  Subject to subsection (b), a municipality, township,
county, or other unit of local government may  authorize,  by
ordinance  or  resolution,  the  operation  of  golf carts on
roadways   under   their   respective   jurisdictions.    The
Department may authorize the operation of golf carts  on  the
roadways under its jurisdiction.
    Before  permitting  the  operation  of  golf carts on its
roadway, a municipality,  township,  county,  other  unit  of
local government, or the Department must consider the volume,
speed,  and character of traffic on the roadway and determine
whether golf carts may safely travel on or cross the roadway.
Upon determining that golf carts  may  safely  operate  on  a
roadway  and  the adoption of an ordinance or resolution by a
municipality,  township,  county  or  other  unit  of   local
government,  or  authorization by the Department, appropriate
signs shall be posted.
    If a roadway is under the jurisdiction of more  than  one
unit  of  government,  golf  carts may not be operated on the
roadway unless each  unit  of  government  agrees  and  takes
action as provided in this subsection.
    No  golf  cart  may be operated on a roadway unless, at a
minimum, it has the following: brakes, a steering  apparatus,
tires,  a  rearview mirror, red reflectorized warning devices
in the front and rear, a slow moving emblem (as  required  of
other  vehicles  in  Section  12-709) on the rear of the golf
cart, a headlight that emits a white  light  visible  from  a
distance  of  500 feet to the front, a tail lamp that emits a
red light visible from at least 100 feet from the rear, brake
lights, and turn signals.  When operated on a roadway, a golf
cart shall have its  headlight  and  tail  lamps  lighted  as
required by Section 12-201.
    (f)  A person who drives or is in actual physical control
of  a  golf  cart  on  a roadway while under the influence is
subject to Section 11-500 through 11-502.

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