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VEHICLES625 ILCS 5/11-1006
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.
(625 ILCS 5/11-1006)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1006)
Pedestrians soliciting rides or business.
(a) No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride
from the driver of any vehicle.
(b) No person shall stand on a highway for the purpose of soliciting
employment or business from the occupant of any vehicle.
(c) No person shall stand on a highway for the purpose of soliciting
contributions from the occupant of any vehicle except within a municipality
when expressly permitted by municipal ordinance. The local municipality, city,
village, or other local governmental entity in which the solicitation takes
place shall determine by ordinance where and when solicitations may take place
based on the safety of the solicitors and the safety of motorists. The
decision shall also take into account the orderly flow of traffic and may not
allow interference with the operation of official traffic control devices. The
soliciting agency shall be:
1. registered with the Attorney General as a
charitable organization as provided by "An Act to regulate solicitation and collection of funds for charitable purposes, providing for violations thereof, and making an appropriation therefor", approved July 26, 1963, as amended;
2. engaged in a Statewide fund raising activity; and
3. liable for any injuries to any person or property
during the solicitation which is causally related to an act of ordinary negligence of the soliciting agent.
Any person engaged in the act of solicitation shall be 16 years of age
or more and shall be wearing a high visibility vest.
(d) No person shall stand on or in the proximity of a highway for the
purpose of soliciting the watching or guarding of any vehicle while parked
or about to be parked on a highway.
(e) Every person who is convicted of a violation of this Section shall
be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 88-589, eff. 8-14-94.)
625 ILCS 5/11-1007
(625 ILCS 5/11-1007)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1007)
Pedestrians walking on highways.
(a) Except as provided in subsection (e), where a sidewalk is
provided and its use is practicable, it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk
along and upon an adjacent roadway.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (e), where a sidewalk is not available, any pedestrian walking along and upon
a highway shall walk only on a shoulder, as far as practicable from the edge of
(c) Except as provided in subsection (e), where neither a sidewalk nor a shoulder is available, any pedestrian
walking along and upon a highway shall walk as near as practicable to an outside
edge of a roadway, and, if on a two-way roadway, shall walk only on the left side
of the roadway.
(d) Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, any pedestrian upon
a roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
(e) In municipalities with a population of under 2,000,000 inhabitants, upon highways where the maximum posted speed limit is 45 miles per hour or less, and during the period from sunrise to sunset, a pedestrian who is 18 years of age or older and wearing in-line speed skates may travel upon the roadway as near as practicable to an outside edge of the roadway. Pedestrians wearing in-line speed skates upon a roadway may not impede or obstruct other vehicular traffic. Pedestrians wearing in-line speed skates shall be subject to all other rights and duties under this Article X. Nothing in this Code shall be construed to prevent a pedestrian wearing in-line speed skates from using a lane designated for bicycles.
(Source: P.A. 97-1023, eff. 1-1-13.)
625 ILCS 5/11-1008
(625 ILCS 5/11-1008)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1008)
Right-of-way on sidewalks.
The driver of a vehicle
shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian on a sidewalk.
(Source: P.A. 79-857.)
625 ILCS 5/11-1009
(625 ILCS 5/11-1009)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1009)
Pedestrians yield to authorized emergency vehicles.
Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use
of an audible signal
and visual signals
meeting the requirements of Section 12-217 of this
Chapter, or of a police vehicle properly and lawfully making use of an audible
signal only, every pedestrian shall yield the right-of-way to the authorized
(Source: P.A. 79-857.)
625 ILCS 5/11-1010
(625 ILCS 5/11-1010)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1010)
Pedestrians under influence of alcohol or drugs.
A pedestrian who is under the influence of alcohol or any drug to a degree
which renders himself a hazard shall not walk or be upon a highway except on
(Source: P.A. 79-857.)
625 ILCS 5/11-1011
(625 ILCS 5/11-1011)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1011)
Bridge and railroad signals.
(a) No pedestrian
shall enter or remain
upon any bridge or approach thereto beyond the bridge signal, gate, or
barrier after a bridge operation signal indication has been given.
(b) No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over, or under any
crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing or bridge while such
gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.
(c) No pedestrian shall enter, remain upon or traverse over a railroad
grade crossing or pedestrian walkway crossing a railroad track when an
audible bell or clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device is
operational giving warning of the presence, approach, passage, or
departure of a
railroad train or railroad track equipment.
(d) A violation of any part of this Section is a petty offense for
which a $250 fine shall be imposed for a first violation, and a $500 fine shall
be imposed for a
second or subsequent violation. The court may impose 25 hours of community
service in place of the $250
fine for a
(e) Local authorities shall impose fines as established in subsection (d)
for pedestrians who fail to obey signals indicating the presence,
approach, passage, or
a train or railroad track equipment.
(Source: P.A. 96-1244, eff. 1-1-11.)
625 ILCS 5/Ch. 11 Art. XI
(625 ILCS 5/Ch. 11 Art. XI heading)
STREET CARS AND SAFETY ZONES
625 ILCS 5/11-1101
(625 ILCS 5/11-1101)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1101)
Passing street car on left.
(a) The driver of a vehicle shall not overtake and pass upon the left
nor drive upon the left side of any street car proceeding in the same
direction, whether such street car is actually in motion or temporarily at
1. When so directed by a police officer;
2. When upon a one-way street; or
3. When upon a street where the tracks are so located as to prevent
compliance with the section.
(b) The driver of any vehicle when permitted to overtake and pass upon
the left of a street car which has stopped for the purpose of receiving or
discharging any passenger shall reduce speed and may proceed only upon
exercising due caution for pedestrians and shall accord pedestrians the
right-of-way when required by other Sections of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)