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Public Act 098-1128


 

Public Act 1128 98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 098-1128
 
SB2015 EnrolledLRB098 06498 JDS 36541 b

    AN ACT concerning government.
 
    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
Section 11-601 as follows:
 
    (625 ILCS 5/11-601)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-601)
    Sec. 11-601. General speed restrictions.
    (a) No vehicle may be driven upon any highway of this State
at a speed which is greater than is reasonable and proper with
regard to traffic conditions and the use of the highway, or
endangers the safety of any person or property. The fact that
the speed of a vehicle does not exceed the applicable maximum
speed limit does not relieve the driver from the duty to
decrease speed when approaching and crossing an intersection,
approaching and going around a curve, when approaching a hill
crest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway, or
when special hazard exists with respect to pedestrians or other
traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions. Speed
must be decreased as may be necessary to avoid colliding with
any person or vehicle on or entering the highway in compliance
with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due
care.
    (a-5) For purposes of this Section, "urban district" does
not include any interstate highway as defined by Section
1-133.1 of this Code which includes all highways under the
jurisdiction of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority.
    (b) No person may drive a vehicle upon any highway of this
State at a speed which is greater than the applicable statutory
maximum speed limit established by paragraphs (c), (d), (e),
(f) or (g) of this Section, by Section 11-605 or by a
regulation or ordinance made under this Chapter.
    (c) Unless some other speed restriction is established
under this Chapter, the maximum speed limit in an urban
district for all vehicles is:
        1. 30 miles per hour; and
        2. 15 miles per hour in an alley.
    (d) Unless some other speed restriction is established
under this Chapter, the maximum speed limit outside an urban
district for any vehicle is (1) 65 miles per hour (i) for all
highways under the jurisdiction of the Illinois State Toll
Highway Authority, unless some other speed limit is designated,
and (ii) for all or part of highways that are designated by the
Department, have at least 4 lanes of traffic, and have a
separation between the roadways moving in opposite directions
and (2) 55 miles per hour for all other highways, roads, and
streets.
    (d-1) Unless some other speed restriction is established
under this Chapter, the maximum speed limit outside an urban
district for any vehicle is (1) 70 miles per hour on any
interstate highway as defined by Section 1-133.1 of this Code
which includes all highways under the jurisdiction of the
Illinois State Toll Highway Authority; (2) 65 miles per hour
for all or part of highways that are designated by the
Department, have at least 4 lanes of traffic, and have a
separation between the roadways moving in opposite directions;
and (3) 55 miles per hour for all other highways, roads, and
streets. The counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Madison,
McHenry, St. Clair, and Will may adopt ordinances setting a
maximum speed limit on highways, roads, and streets that is
lower than the limits established by this Section.
    (e) In the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry,
and Will, unless some lesser speed restriction is established
under this Chapter, the maximum speed limit outside an urban
district for a second division vehicle designed or used for the
carrying of a gross weight of 8,001 pounds or more (including
the weight of the vehicle and maximum load) is 55 miles per
hour.
    (e-1) (Blank).
    (f) Unless some other speed restriction is established
under this Chapter, the maximum speed limit outside an urban
district for a bus is:
        1. 65 miles per hour upon any highway which has at
    least 4 lanes of traffic and of which the roadways for
    traffic moving in opposite directions are separated by a
    strip of ground which is not surfaced or suitable for
    vehicular traffic, except that the maximum speed limit for
    a bus on all highways, roads, or streets not under the
    jurisdiction of the Department or the Illinois State Toll
    Highway Authority is 55 miles per hour;
        1.5. 70 miles per hour upon any interstate highway as
    defined by Section 1-133.1 of this Code outside the
    counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will;
    and
        2. 55 miles per hour on any other highway.
    (g) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 97-202, eff. 1-1-12; 98-511, eff. 1-1-14.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2015