(625 ILCS 5/11-1002.5)
Pedestrians' right-of-way at crosswalks; school zones.
(a) For the purpose of this Section, "school" has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section 11-605.
On a school day when school children are present and so close
that a potential hazard exists because of the close proximity of the motorized
traffic and when
traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of
a vehicle shall stop and yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian
is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when
the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway
as to be in danger.
For the purpose of this Section, a school day shall begin at seven ante
meridian and shall conclude at four post meridian.
This Section shall not be applicable unless appropriate signs are posted
in accordance with Section 11-605.
(b) A first violation of this Section is a petty
offense with a minimum fine
of $150. A second or subsequent violation of this
Section is a petty offense with a minimum fine of $300.
(c) When a fine for a violation of subsection (a) is $150 or greater,
the person who violates subsection (a) shall be charged an additional
$50 to be paid to the unit school
district where the
occurred for school safety purposes. If the violation occurred in a dual
$25 of the surcharge shall be paid to the elementary school district for school
purposes and $25 of the surcharge shall be paid to the high school district for
safety purposes. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the entire $50
shall be paid to the appropriate school district or districts.
For purposes of this subsection (c), "school safety purposes" has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section 11-605.
(Source: P.A. 95-302, eff. 1-1-08; 96-1165, eff. 7-22-10.)