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Full Text of HB2938  100th General Assembly

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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 1. Legislative findings. The General Assembly
5finds that the maximum speed limits for motor vehicles
6prescribed in a provision concerning general speed
7restrictions in the Illinois Vehicle Code are presumed to be
8reasonable and safe maximum speed limits for all highways under
9the jurisdiction of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority.
 
10    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
11Section 11-603 as follows:
 
12    (625 ILCS 5/11-603)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-603)
13    Sec. 11-603. Alteration of limits by Toll Highway
14Authority.
15    (a) Whenever the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
16determines, upon the basis of an engineering and traffic
17investigation concerning a toll highway under its
18jurisdiction, that a maximum speed limit prescribed in Section
1911-601 of this Chapter is greater or less than is reasonable or
20safe with respect to conditions found to exist at any place or
21along any part or zone of such highway, the Authority shall
22determine and declare by regulation a reasonable and safe

 

 

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1absolute maximum speed limit at such place or along such part
2or zone, and the speed limit shall conform with the maximum
3speed limit restrictions provided for in Section 11-601 of this
4Code. A limit so determined and declared becomes effective, and
5suspends the application of the limit prescribed in Section
611-601 of this Chapter, when (a) the Department concurs in
7writing with the Authority's regulation, and (b) appropriate
8signs giving notice of the limit are erected at such place or
9along such part or zone of the highway, and (c) for a decrease
10in a speed limit, the General Assembly approves the Authority's
11regulation. The Authority shall not issue regulations to change
12the maximum speed limit for vehicles of the second division
13weighing more than 8,000 pounds that is more than 10 miles per
14hour less than the maximum speed limit of that highway.
15Electronic speed-detecting devices shall not be used within 500
16feet beyond any such sign in the direction of travel; if so
17used in violation hereof, evidence obtained thereby shall be
18inadmissible in any prosecution for speeding.
19    (b) Beginning 12 months after the effective date of this
20amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, and except for
21vehicles of the second division weighing more than 8,000
22pounds, the effective absolute maximum speed limit on any part
23of a highway under the Authority's jurisdiction shall be: (1)
24except for Interstate Route 294 and the portion of Interstate
25Route 94 that is between Interstate Route 294 and U.S. Route
2641, 70 miles per hour or the maximum speed limit under Section

 

 

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111-601 of this Code, whichever is less; and (2) 60 miles per
2hour or the maximum speed limit under Section 11-601 of this
3Code, whichever is less, on Interstate Route 294 and the
4portion of Interstate Route 94 that is between Interstate Route
5294 and U.S. Route 41. If Interstate Route 294 undergoes
6construction that results in an increase in the maximum design
7speed limit, the effective absolute maximum speed limit shall
8be the maximum design speed limit or the maximum speed limit
9under Section 11-601 of this Code, whichever is less, within 12
10months of the design speed limit change. The maximum speed
11limits under this subsection (b) may be altered under
12subsection (a) of this Section. The Authority shall issue
13regulations to implement this subsection (b).
14(Source: P.A. 98-511, eff. 1-1-14.)