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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/11-210

    (625 ILCS 5/11-210) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-210)
    Sec. 11-210. This Chapter not to interfere with rights of owners of real property with reference thereto.
    Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to prevent the owner of real property used by the public for purposes of vehicular travel by permission of the owner and not as matter of right from prohibiting such use, or from requiring other or different or additional conditions than those specified in this Chapter, or otherwise regulating such use as may seem best to such owner.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/11-211

    (625 ILCS 5/11-211) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-211)
    Sec. 11-211. Local Laws.
    No owner of a motor vehicle shall be limited as to speed upon any public place, at any time when the same is or may hereafter be opened to the use of persons having or using other vehicles, nor be required to comply with other provisions or conditions as to the use of such motor vehicles except as in this Chapter provided, and except as is provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 77-1344.)

625 ILCS 5/11-212

    (625 ILCS 5/11-212)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2019)
    Sec. 11-212. Traffic and pedestrian stop statistical study.
    (a) Whenever a State or local law enforcement officer issues a uniform traffic citation or warning citation for an alleged violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code, he or she shall record at least the following:
        (1) the name, address, gender, and the officer's
    
subjective determination of the race of the person stopped; the person's race shall be selected from the following list: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or White;
        (2) the alleged traffic violation that led to the
    
stop of the motorist;
        (3) the make and year of the vehicle stopped;
        (4) the date and time of the stop, beginning when the
    
vehicle was stopped and ending when the driver is free to leave or taken into physical custody;
        (5) the location of the traffic stop;
        (5.5) whether or not a consent search contemporaneous
    
to the stop was requested of the vehicle, driver, passenger, or passengers; and, if so, whether consent was given or denied;
        (6) whether or not a search contemporaneous to the
    
stop was conducted of the vehicle, driver, passenger, or passengers; and, if so, whether it was with consent or by other means;
        (6.2) whether or not a police dog performed a sniff
    
of the vehicle; and, if so, whether or not the dog alerted to the presence of contraband; and, if so, whether or not an officer searched the vehicle; and, if so, whether or not contraband was discovered; and, if so, the type and amount of contraband;
        (6.5) whether or not contraband was found during a
    
search; and, if so, the type and amount of contraband seized; and
        (7) the name and badge number of the issuing officer.
    (b) Whenever a State or local law enforcement officer stops a motorist for an alleged violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code and does not issue a uniform traffic citation or warning citation for an alleged violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code, he or she shall complete a uniform stop card, which includes field contact cards, or any other existing form currently used by law enforcement containing information required pursuant to this Act, that records at least the following:
        (1) the name, address, gender, and the officer's
    
subjective determination of the race of the person stopped; the person's race shall be selected from the following list: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or White;
        (2) the reason that led to the stop of the motorist;
        (3) the make and year of the vehicle stopped;
        (4) the date and time of the stop, beginning when the
    
vehicle was stopped and ending when the driver is free to leave or taken into physical custody;
        (5) the location of the traffic stop;
        (5.5) whether or not a consent search contemporaneous
    
to the stop was requested of the vehicle, driver, passenger, or passengers; and, if so, whether consent was given or denied;
        (6) whether or not a search contemporaneous to the
    
stop was conducted of the vehicle, driver, passenger, or passengers; and, if so, whether it was with consent or by other means;
        (6.2) whether or not a police dog performed a sniff
    
of the vehicle; and, if so, whether or not the dog alerted to the presence of contraband; and, if so, whether or not an officer searched the vehicle; and, if so, whether or not contraband was discovered; and, if so, the type and amount of contraband;
        (6.5) whether or not contraband was found during a
    
search; and, if so, the type and amount of contraband seized; and
        (7) the name and badge number of the issuing officer.
    (b-5) For purposes of this subsection (b-5), "detention" means all frisks, searches, summons, and arrests. Whenever a law enforcement officer subjects a pedestrian to detention in a public place, he or she shall complete a uniform pedestrian stop card, which includes any existing form currently used by law enforcement containing all the information required under this Section, that records at least the following:
        (1) the gender, and the officer's subjective
    
determination of the race of the person stopped; the person's race shall be selected from the following list: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or White;
        (2) all the alleged reasons that led to the stop of
    
the person;
        (3) the date and time of the stop;
        (4) the location of the stop;
        (5) whether or not a protective pat down or frisk was
    
conducted of the person; and, if so, all the alleged reasons that led to the protective pat down or frisk, and whether it was with consent or by other means;
        (6) whether or not contraband was found during the
    
protective pat down or frisk; and, if so, the type and amount of contraband seized;
        (7) whether or not a search beyond a protective pat
    
down or frisk was conducted of the person or his or her effects; and, if so, all the alleged reasons that led to the search, and whether it was with consent or by other means;
        (8) whether or not contraband was found during the
    
search beyond a protective pat down or frisk; and, if so, the type and amount of contraband seized;
        (9) the disposition of the stop, such as a warning, a
    
ticket, a summons, or an arrest;
        (10) if a summons or ticket was issued, or an arrest
    
made, a record of the violations, offenses, or crimes alleged or charged; and
        (11) the name and badge number of the officer who
    
conducted the detention.
    This subsection (b-5) does not apply to searches or inspections for compliance authorized under the Fish and Aquatic Life Code, the Wildlife Code, the Herptiles-Herps Act, or searches or inspections during routine security screenings at facilities or events.
    (c) The Illinois Department of Transportation shall provide a standardized law enforcement data compilation form on its website.
    (d) Every law enforcement agency shall, by March 1 with regard to data collected during July through December of the previous calendar year and by August 1 with regard to data collected during January through June of the current calendar year, compile the data described in subsections (a), (b), and (b-5) on the standardized law enforcement data compilation form provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation and transmit the data to the Department.
    (e) The Illinois Department of Transportation shall analyze the data provided by law enforcement agencies required by this Section and submit a report of the previous year's findings to the Governor, the General Assembly, the Racial Profiling Prevention and Data Oversight Board, and each law enforcement agency no later than July 1 of each year. The Illinois Department of Transportation may contract with an outside entity for the analysis of the data provided. In analyzing the data collected under this Section, the analyzing entity shall scrutinize the data for evidence of statistically significant aberrations. The following list, which is illustrative, and not exclusive, contains examples of areas in which statistically significant aberrations may be found:
        (1) The percentage of minority drivers, passengers,
    
or pedestrians being stopped in a given area is substantially higher than the proportion of the overall population in or traveling through the area that the minority constitutes.
        (2) A substantial number of false stops including
    
stops not resulting in the issuance of a traffic ticket or the making of an arrest.
        (3) A disparity between the proportion of citations
    
issued to minorities and proportion of minorities in the population.
        (4) A disparity among the officers of the same law
    
enforcement agency with regard to the number of minority drivers, passengers, or pedestrians being stopped in a given area.
        (5) A disparity between the frequency of searches
    
performed on minority drivers or pedestrians and the frequency of searches performed on non-minority drivers or pedestrians.
    (f) Any law enforcement officer identification information and driver or pedestrian identification information that is compiled by any law enforcement agency or the Illinois Department of Transportation pursuant to this Act for the purposes of fulfilling the requirements of this Section shall be confidential and exempt from public inspection and copying, as provided under Section 7 of the Freedom of Information Act, and the information shall not be transmitted to anyone except as needed to comply with this Section. This Section shall not exempt those materials that, prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, were available under the Freedom of Information Act. This subsection (f) shall not preclude law enforcement agencies from reviewing data to perform internal reviews.
    (g) Funding to implement this Section shall come from federal highway safety funds available to Illinois, as directed by the Governor.
    (h) The Illinois Department of Transportation, in consultation with law enforcement agencies, officials, and organizations, including Illinois chiefs of police, the Department of State Police, the Illinois Sheriffs Association, and the Chicago Police Department, and community groups and other experts, shall undertake a study to determine the best use of technology to collect, compile, and analyze the traffic stop statistical study data required by this Section. The Department shall report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by March 1, 2004.
    (h-5) For purposes of this Section:
        (1) "American Indian or Alaska Native" means a person
    
having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America, including Central America, and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
        (2) "Asian" means a person having origins in any of
    
the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including, but not limited to, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
        (2.5) "Badge" means an officer's department issued
    
identification number associated with his or her position as a police officer with that department.
        (3) "Black or African American" means a person having
    
origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American".
        (4) "Hispanic or Latino" means a person of Cuban,
    
Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
        (5) "Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander" means
    
a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
        (6) "White" means a person having origins in any of
    
the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
    (i) This Section is repealed on July 1, 2019.
(Source: P.A. 98-686, eff. 6-30-14; 99-352, eff. 1-1-16.)

625 ILCS 5/11-213

    (625 ILCS 5/11-213)
    Sec. 11-213. Power of a fire department officer; highway or lane closure. In the absence of a law enforcement officer or a representative of the highway agency having jurisdiction over the highway, an officer of a fire department, in the performance of his or her official duties, has the authority to close to traffic a highway, or a lane or lanes of a highway, as necessary to protect the safety of persons or property. In order to promote the safe implementation of this Section, the fire department officer shall utilize an official fire department vehicle with lighted red or white oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights in accordance with Section 12-215 of this Code and proper temporary traffic control in accordance with the sections of the Illinois Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices concerning temporary traffic control and incident management. The officer should also receive training in safe practices for accomplishing these tasks near traffic. This Section does not apply to highways under the jurisdiction of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. As used in this Section, "highway" has the meaning set forth in Section 1-126 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 95-803, eff. 1-1-09.)

625 ILCS 5/11-214

    (625 ILCS 5/11-214)
    Sec. 11-214. Local government reporting.
    (a) Local units of government shall report to the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Department shall post on its official website (i) all preferred truck routes under the local unit of government's jurisdiction which are not classified as Class II or Class III truck routes; and (ii) the unit of local government's designated truck route network.
    (b) If a local unit of government has no designated truck routes or preferred truck routes described by subsection (a) above, the local unit of government shall affirm to the Department that it has no such truck routes.
(Source: P.A. 97-291, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/11-215

    (625 ILCS 5/11-215)
    Sec. 11-215. Secretary of State to provide information on use of truck global positioning systems.
    (a) The Secretary of State shall include in its commercial drivers license curriculum and study guide the distinctions between utilizing a truck-attributed global positioning system device and other non-truck-attributed global positioning system devices.
    (b) The Secretary of State shall develop a brochure regarding the distinctions between utilizing a truck-attributed global positioning system device and other non-truck-attributed global positioning system devices and shall make this brochure available at all Secretary of State facilities where an applicant may obtain or renew a commercial drivers license.
(Source: P.A. 97-291, eff. 1-1-12.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 11 Art. III

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 11 Art. III heading)
ARTICLE III. TRAFFIC SIGNS,
SIGNALS, AND MARKINGS