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Public Act 1023 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 097-1023
 
SB3336 EnrolledLRB097 17158 HEP 62358 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
Sections 1-158 and 11-1007 and by adding Section 1-131.5 as
follows:
 
    (625 ILCS 5/1-131.5 new)
    Sec. 1-131.5. In-line speed skates. A manufactured or
assembled device consisting of an upper portion that is
intended to be secured to a human foot, with a frame or chassis
attached along the length of the bottom of the upper portion,
with the frame or chassis holding 2 or more wheels that are
longitudinally aligned and used to skate or glide by means of
human foot and leg power while having the device attached to
each foot or leg. The upper portion may not extend more than 2
inches above the wearer's ankle joint.
 
    (625 ILCS 5/1-158)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-158)
    Sec. 1-158. Pedestrian. Any person afoot or wearing in-line
speed skates, including a person with a physical, hearing, or
visual disability.
(Source: P.A. 88-685, eff. 1-24-95.)
 
    (625 ILCS 5/11-1007)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1007)
    Sec. 11-1007. Pedestrians walking on highways. (a) Except
as provided in subsection (e), where 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 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 the roadway.
    (c) Except as provided in subsection (e), where 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. 79-857.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2013