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92_HB4366 LRB9214715DHmb 1 AN ACT in relation to bicycle safety. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by 5 changing Section 11-1502 as follows: 6 (625 ILCS 5/11-1502) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1502) 7 Sec. 11-1502. (a) Traffic laws apply to persons riding 8 bicycles. Every person riding a bicycle upon a highway shall 9 be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of 10 the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this 11 Code, except as to special regulations in this Article XV and 12 except as to those provisions of this Code which by their 13 nature can have no application. 14 (b) A person riding a bicycle is an intended and 15 permitted user of any highway in Illinois except for a 16 highway on which bicycle use has been specifically prohibited 17 by law and the prohibition is indicated by appropriate 18 signage. 19 (Source: P.A. 82-132.) 20 Section 10. The Local Governmental and Governmental 21 Employees Tort Immunity Act is amended by adding Section 22 3-111 as follows: 23 (745 ILCS 10/3-111 new) 24 Sec. 3-111. Bicyclists using bike lanes and designated 25 shoulders on highways. Neither a local public entity nor a 26 public employee is liable for any injury to a bicyclist when 27 the liability is based on the existence of a condition of a 28 bike lane or shoulder on a segment or portion of a highway 29 that has been designated with appropriate signs and pavement -2- LRB9214715DHmb 1 markings for bicycle use unless the local public entity or 2 public employee is guilty of willful and wanton misconduct 3 proximately causing the injury.
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