(625 ILCS 5/11-707)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-707)
(a) The Department and local authorities
are authorized to determine those portions of any highway under their
respective jurisdictions where overtaking and passing or driving on the
left of the roadway would be especially hazardous and may by appropriate
signs or markings on the roadway indicate the beginning and end of such
zones. Upon request of a local school board, the Department or local
authority which has jurisdiction over the roadway in question, shall
determine whether a hazardous situation exists at a particular location and
warrants a no-passing zone. If the Department or local authority
determines that a no-passing zone is warranted, the school board and the
Department or local authority shall share equally the cost of designating
the no-passing zone by signs and markings. When such signs or markings are
in place and clearly visible to an ordinarily observant person every driver
of a vehicle shall obey the directions thereof.
(b) Where signs or markings are in place to define a no-passing zone as
set forth in paragraph (a) no driver may at any time drive on the left side
of the roadway within the no-passing zone or on the left side of any pavement
striping designed to mark such no-passing zone throughout its length.
(c) This Section does not apply under the conditions described in
Section 11-701 (a) 2, subsection (d-5) of Section 11-703, nor to the driver of a vehicle turning left into or from
an alley, private road or driveway. The pavement striping designed to mark
the no-passing zone may be crossed from the left hand lane for the
purpose of completing a pass that was begun prior to the beginning of the
zone in the driver's direction of travel.
(d) Special speed limit areas required under Section 11-605 of this Code
in unincorporated areas only shall also be no-passing zones.
(Source: P.A. 100-359, eff. 1-1-18