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Public Act 096-1007





Public Act 096-1007
SB2951 Enrolled LRB096 16889 AJT 32201 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
Section 11-703 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/11-703)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-703)
    Sec. 11-703. Overtaking a vehicle on the left. The
following rules govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles
proceeding in the same direction, subject to those limitations,
exceptions, and special rules otherwise stated in this Chapter:
        (a) The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle
    proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left
    thereof at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the
    right side of the roadway until safely clear of the
    overtaken vehicle. In no event shall such movement be made
    by driving off the pavement or the main traveled portion of
    the roadway.
        (b) Except when overtaking and passing on the right is
    permitted, the driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give
    way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle on
    audible signal and shall not increase the speed of his
    vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
        (c) The driver of a 2 wheeled vehicle may not, in
    passing upon the left of any vehicle proceeding in the same
    direction, pass upon the right of any vehicle proceeding in
    the same direction unless there is an unobstructed lane of
    traffic available to permit such passing maneuver safely.
        (d) The operator of a motor vehicle overtaking a
    bicycle or individual proceeding in the same direction on a
    highway shall leave a safe distance, but not less than 3
    feet, when passing the bicycle or individual and shall
    maintain that distance until safely past the overtaken
    bicycle or individual.
        (e) A person driving a motor vehicle shall not, in a
    reckless manner, drive the motor vehicle unnecessarily
    close to, toward, or near a bicyclist, pedestrian, or a
    person riding a horse or driving an animal drawn vehicle.
        (f) Every person convicted of paragraph (e) of this
    Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor if the
    violation does not result in great bodily harm or permanent
    disability or disfigurement to another. If the violation
    results in great bodily harm or permanent disability or
    disfigurement to another, the person shall be guilty of a
    Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 95-231, eff. 1-1-08.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2011