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(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 20 Art. II

    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 20 Art. II heading)

625 ILCS 5/20-201

    (625 ILCS 5/20-201) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-201)
    Sec. 20-201. Effect of headings. Chapter, Article and Section headings contained herein shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify or in any manner affect the scope, meaning or intent of the provisions of any Chapter, Article or Section hereof.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/20-201.1

    (625 ILCS 5/20-201.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-201.1)
    Sec. 20-201.1. Gender. When used in this Code, words importing the masculine may be applied to females and vice versa.
(Source: P.A. 82-123.)

625 ILCS 5/20-201.2

    (625 ILCS 5/20-201.2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-201.2)
    Sec. 20-201.2. Number. When used in this Code, words importing the singular may extend and be applied to several persons or things, and words importing the plural number may include singular.
(Source: P.A. 82-123.)

625 ILCS 5/20-201.3

    (625 ILCS 5/20-201.3) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-201.3)
    Sec. 20-201.3. Tense. When used in this Code, words importing the present tense may include the future and vice versa.
(Source: P.A. 82-123.)

625 ILCS 5/20-202

    (625 ILCS 5/20-202) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-202)
    Sec. 20-202. Act not retroactive. This Act shall not have a retroactive effect and shall not apply to any traffic crash, to a cause of action arising out of a traffic crash or judgment arising therefrom, or to any violation of the laws of this State, occurring prior to the effective date of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-982, eff. 7-1-23.)

625 ILCS 5/20-203

    (625 ILCS 5/20-203) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-203)
    Sec. 20-203. Constitutionality. If any part or parts of this Act shall be held to be unconstitutional, such unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Act. The legislature hereby declares that it would have passed the remaining parts of this Act if it had known that such part or parts thereof would be declared unconstitutional.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/20-204

    (625 ILCS 5/20-204) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 20-204)
    Sec. 20-204. A county or the corporate authorities of a municipality may adopt all or any portion of this Illinois Vehicle Code by reference.
(Source: P.A. 96-655, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/20-205

    (625 ILCS 5/20-205)
    Sec. 20-205. Use of current documents. A State agency may exhaust any copies of a form or document using "accident", in relation to automobile accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and traffic accidents before printing copies of a new version of the form or document that uses "crash" pursuant to the changes made by this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 102-982, eff. 7-1-23.)