Public Act 90-0683
SB1364 Enrolled LRB9010048OBpk
AN ACT to amend the Illinois Vehicle Code by changing
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
(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.