Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a driver of a vehicle approaching a disabled vehicle on a highway of at least 4 lanes, of which at least 2 are proceeding in the same direction, shall, proceeding with due caution, make a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the disabled vehicle or, if changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe, reduce the speed of the vehicle and maintain a safe speed for the road conditions. Provides that a violation of this provision shall be a business offense punishable by a $100 fine.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that the Section regarding drivers approaching disabled vehicles applies to disabled vehicles with lighted hazard lights (rather than all disabled vehicles). Provides that a violation of the Section shall be a petty offense (rather than a business offense punishable by a $100 fine).