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the movement of traffic to slow or stop for the purpose of
facilitating street racing or a street sideshow.
(c) For the purposes of this Section
, the following words
shall have the meanings ascribed to them
"Acquiesce" or "permit" means actual knowledge that the
motor vehicle was to be used for the purpose of street racing.
"Motor vehicle stunt" includes, but is not limited to,
operating a vehicle in a manner that causes the vehicle to
slide or spin, driving within the proximity of a gathering of
persons, performing maneuvers to demonstrate the performance
capability of the motor vehicle, or maneuvering the vehicle in
an attempt to elicit a reaction from a gathering of persons.
"Street racing" means:
(1) The operation of 2 or more vehicles from a point
side by side at accelerating speeds in a competitive
attempt to outdistance each other; or
(2) The operation of one or more vehicles over a
common selected course, each starting at the same point,
for the purpose of comparing the relative speeds or power
of acceleration of such vehicle or vehicles within a
certain distance or time limit; or
(3) The use of one or more vehicles in an attempt to
outgain or outdistance another vehicle; or
(4) The use of one or more vehicles to prevent another
vehicle from passing; or
(5) The use of one or more vehicles to arrive at a
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given destination ahead of another vehicle or vehicles; or
(6) The use of one or more vehicles to test the
physical stamina or endurance of drivers over
long-distance driving routes.
"Street sideshow" means an event in which one or more
vehicles block or impede traffic on a street or highway, for
the purpose of performing unauthorized motor vehicle stunts,
motor vehicle speed contests, or motor vehicle exhibitions of
(1) Any person who is convicted of a violation of
, (a-5), or (b-5)
shall be guilty of a Class
A misdemeanor for the first offense and shall be subject
to a minimum fine of $250. Any person convicted of a
violation of subsection (a)
, (a-5), or (b-5)
a second or
subsequent time shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony and
shall be subject to a minimum fine of $500. The driver's
license of any person convicted of subsection (a) shall be
revoked in the manner provided by Section 6-205 of this
(2) Any person who is convicted of a violation of
subsection (b) shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
Any person who is convicted of subsection (b) for a second
or subsequent time shall be guilty of a Class A
(3) Every person convicted of committing a violation
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of subsection (a) of this Section shall be guilty of
aggravated street racing if the person, in committing a
violation of subsection (a) was involved in a motor
vehicle accident that resulted in great bodily harm or
permanent disability or disfigurement to another, where
the violation was a proximate cause of the injury.
Aggravated street racing is a Class 4 felony for which the
defendant, if sentenced to a term of imprisonment shall be
sentenced to not less than one year nor more than 12 years.
(Source: P.A. 95-310, eff. 1-1-08.)".