TITLE 92: TRANSPORTATION
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
SUBCHAPTER f: HIGHWAYS
PART 549 ROADSIDE MEMORIALS
SECTION 549.200 DEFINITIONS


 

Section 549.200  Definitions

 

The following words or phrases, when used in this Part, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section.

 

"Act" – the Roadside Memorial Act [605 ILCS 125].

 

"Department" – the Illinois Department of Transportation, with central offices at 2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois 62764.

 

"DUI Memorial Commemorative Plaque" – a rectangular sign, placed beneath  a DUI memorial marker, displaying the name of a victim who died as a proximate result of a crash caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination of these substances, along with the date of the crash.

 

"DUI Memorial Marker" – a sign on a highway in the state of Illinois commemorating one or more persons who died as a proximate result of a crash caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination of these substances and displaying the words "Please Don't Drink and Drive".  (See Section 10 of the Act.)

 

"Entrance Ramp" – a lane entering the main traveled way of a freeway providing access between the freeway and the crossroad at an interchange.

 

"Fatal Accident Memorial Commemorative Plaque" – a rectangular sign, placed beneath a fatal accident memorial marker, displaying the name of a victim who died as a proximate result of a crash caused by a driver who committed an act of reckless homicide in violation of Section 9-3 or 9-3.2 of the Criminal Code of 1961 [720 ILCS 5/9-3 or 9-3.2] or who otherwise caused the death of one or more persons through the operation of a motor vehicle, along with the date of the crash.

 

"Fatal Accident Memorial Marker" − a sign on a highway in the State of Illinois commemorating one or more persons who died as a proximate result of a crash caused by a driver who committed an act of reckless homicide in violation of Section 9-3 or 9-3.2 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or who otherwise caused the death of one or more persons through the operation of a motor vehicle and displaying the words "Reckless Driving Costs Lives".  (See Section 23(b) of the Act.)

 

"Freeway" – a divided highway for through traffic, other than one under the jurisdiction of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, with full control of access and grade separations at all crossroads.

 

"Interchange" – a system of interconnecting ramps providing for the movement of traffic between two roadways on different levels

 

"Qualified Relative" – an immediate relative of the deceased, by marriage, blood or adoption, such as his or her spouse, son, daughter, mother, father, sister or brother; a stepmother, stepfather, stepbrother or stepsister of the deceased; or a person with whom the deceased was in a domestic partnership or civil union as recognized by a State or local law or ordinance.  (Section 10 of the Act)

 

(Source:  Amended at 35 Ill. Reg. 1081, effective December 29, 2010)